Phoenix woman accused of setting truck on fire to get police officers' attention

PHOENIX - A woman is accused of throwing rocks at cars and setting a truck on fire in Phoenix.

Phoenix Police report that on Sept. 6 they were called to Coulter Cadillac near 12th Street and Camelback Road after a woman was allegedly seen throwing rocks at the cars and setting a truck on fire.

Police say 32-year-old Meagan Danielle Villalovos wanted police to respond quickly, so she set a Nissan Frontier truck on fire. Police report that she also threw rocks at several cars at the dealership causing several cars to have broken windshields and dents.

She caused about $5,000 in damage to the vehicles, officials said.

Villalovos reportedly told police, "I had to throw rocks and light that truck on fire to get the police to respond." 

Police say this isn't the first time she has wanted police attention.

On Sept. 3 she told police she wanted to "turn herself in." when police checked her for warrants they found she didn't have any. When they told her she had no arrest warrants she reportedly pulled out heroin and methamphetamines.

She was arrested and released until trial.

This time she is being held without bond on charges of arson and criminal damage.


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