Atlantic City Cops: Three Arrested After Lighting Fireworks on Police Car
Cops in Atlantic City say three people, none of which are from the immediate area, were arrested on Tuesday after they lit fireworks on the hood of a police car.
A press release from the ACPD says at around 1:30 Tuesday afternoon, officers responded to the front of the Public Safety Building after an officer observed an explosion and smoke coming from an Atlantic City police car.
A Honda Accord pulled up to the parked, unoccupied police car and placed a can of fireworks on the hood. The police car sustained damage after the fireworks detonated. Surveillance Center personnel were able to quickly obtain a description of the suspect vehicle. As officers were searching, a report was received of a Honda Accord setting off fireworks at Michigan and Arctic Avenues.
Officers were able to locate the vehicle and three people were arrested and "numerous cans of fireworks" were recovered.
20-year-old Aisha Wimbish of Mt. Laurel was charged with criminal attempt, conspiracy, and disorderly conduct.
23-year-old Naderiyah Levi of Darby, PA, was charged with criminal attempt and disorderly conduct.
35-year-old Elton Paynter of Philadelphia was charged with contempt of court.
All three were released with a future court date.