Man drives over graveyard headstones, then tries to torch car
A driver tried to burn his vehicle early Aug. 7 after entering a cemetery and hitting several grave markers near the Glenn and Colusa counties border.
California Highway Patrol Officer Robert Gardner reported the accident occurred at 1 a.m. at the Marvin Chapel Cemetery on County Road 67.
The unidentified motorist was driving a 2004 Ford Mustang west on County Road 67 at a high rate of speed as he approached County Road Y.
Gardner said the driver proceeded through the T intersection and entered one of the driveways of the cemetery.
The driver ran off the road and collided with several grave markers, Gardner said. The driver then backed out of the driveway and collided with a metal fence.
The driver fled the scene driving east on County Road 67 to east of County Road Z where he completed a U-turn, and parked the Mustang facing the wrong way on the shoulder, Gardner said.
He then vandalized the vehicle and attempted to set it ablaze before fleeing the scene in a dark-colored pickup, CHP said.