- A woman was arrested and charged with malicious damage to property after she allegedly torched her husband's bakkie outside a police station
- She allegedly set his bakkie on fire as he was busy filing a report of abuse against her
- The incident, which took place over the weekend, was confirmed by the Boksburg North SAPS spokesperson
A video has surfaced on social media which showed police members fighting to put out a fire in the parking lot outside the station and the story behind the torched vehicle is a bit bizarre.
The Boksburg Advertiser reported on Tuesday that a woman has been taken into custody and charged with the destruction of property after she allegedly set her husband's bakkie on fire.
Briefly.co.za learned the incident reportedly took place on Sunday, 16 June, outside the Boksburg North police station.
The wife allegedly showed up to the police station where her husband was in the middle of filing a report detailing the abuse he suffered at her hands.
According to Boksburg North SAPS spokesperson, Const Justice Ramaube, the following moment his bakkie was up in flames.
“The couple apparently had an argument at home before the husband decided that they both go to the police station to seek help,” said Ramaube.
Ramaube said an investigation has been launched into the incident and the woman had been detained.
He added their team was able to extinguish the fire before it spread to other cars but the husband's bakkie was beyond saving.
“Unfortunately it was a bit late – as the complainant’s vehicle had already been completely damaged by the fire,” said Ramaube.
Take a look at the video below:
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