The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in identifying a man suspected of starting a fire in a Tampa Bay Church, a social media release states.
According to the Facebook post, the fire broke out inside Saint Mark Evangelical Catholic Church at 9724 Cross Creek Boulevard in Tampa at 11 a.m. on October 8, 2023.
Once deputies arrived, they began their investigation and identified a person of interest on the church's security camera footage. Police say that the individual is not a current or former church congregation member.
The post is accompanied by a 40-second-long clip showing the suspect from multiple angles.
"Arson is a reckless and dangerous act that puts our community at risk," said Sheriff Chad Chronister. "We are committed to ensuring the safety of our residents and will not tolerate these actions. Together, we stand strong and united to protect our community from those who seek to harm it."
Anyone with information regarding the person of interest in the security camera footage is asked to contact detectives at 813-247-8000.
Article by Rachael Volpe