A Bexar County man, whom arson investigators believe had his eyes set on a new car, is accused of setting fire to his truck in order to collect insurance money.
Randy Bruemleve was arrested Monday on his 47th birthday on a charge of arson.
An arrest warrant affidavit stated that firefighters went to his home in unincorporated Bexar County earlier this month to put out a fire in his 2011 Chevrolet truck.
They called in arson investigators after they noticed what appeared to be a Molotov cocktail inside the vehicle, the affidavit stated.
While they were at the home, arson investigators said Bruemleve began acting strangely and made several comments about his insurance policy.
Later, investigators said, they learned that Bruemleve had been trying to purchase an $82,000 Cadillac.
They said they also found out that he had made comments to several people, including a worker at an automobile shop, about wanting his truck to be “totaled,” the affidavit stated.
Investigators said they believe Bruemleve was trying to collect insurance money on the burned truck to pay for the new Cadillac, the affidavit stated.