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NJ Man Throws Molotov Cocktail at Police Car: Cops

A New Jersey man allegedly walked into a police department parking lot and threw a Molotov cocktail at a police car.

Police say 28-year-old Jose Rodriguez walked into the Gloucester City Police Department parking lot just after 8 p.m. on Saturday carrying the Molotov cocktail.

He then allegedly lit the Molotov cocktail and smashed it against a marked patrol vehicle that was parked in the lot. 

Officers at the headquarters came out and extinguished the fire. They found Rodriguez standing nearby.

Police say that when officers asked Rodriguez if he saw who started the fire, he told them he did because he wanted to go to jail. 

He was arrested on arson, weapons and criminal mischief charges and remains jailed on $100,000 bail.

It wasn’t immediately clear if he has an attorney.

The patrol vehicle, a 2015 Ford Explorer, suffered minor damages.

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