Bridgeport Man Accused of Setting Two Cars on Fire

Bridgeport police have arrested the man who they said burned the cars of his estranged girlfriend and her sister.

According to police, 37-year-old Pedro Rodriguez set the cars on fire around 12:45 p.m. after getting into a dispute with the two women.

While police were investigating the first car fire at Livingston Place, the second victim called her sister to report that her car was also on fire on Brooks Street.

One of the victims told police she believed Rodriguez had set the fires, authorities said.

Police headed to Rodriguez's home on Park Street and were waiting outside when he returned.

A state police K-9 unit was able to link Rodriguez to the crimes by sniffing his clothing, police said.

Rodriguez was arrested and charged with two counts of reckless burning, first-degree criminal mischief and first-degree reckless endangerment.

His bond was set at $10,000.

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