By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A Westmoreland County man is facing multiple charges after police say he falsely reported his vehicle as stolen then set it on fire.READ MORE: Howard W. Hanna Jr., Founder Of Real Estate Agency Dies At 101 Years Old
Earlier this month, state police say 54-year-old Donald Cassidy of West Newton reported his vehicle as stolen.READ MORE: 'I Owe Him Everything'; Zlatan Ibrahimovic Pays Tribute Following The Passing Of Dr. Freddie Fu
A few days later, the vehicle was found off of White Ridge Road in Mt. Pleasant Township. Police say it had been set on fire and it was unrecognizable. A VIN number on the back of the vehicle matched one belonging to Cassidy, police say.
After taking his phone and executing a search warrant, police say a look through his Google history turned up the search, “how to set your car on fire and make it look like an accident.”MORE NEWS: Wholey's Market Celebrates 109 Years In Business
He’s facing charges of arson, false reports and risking a catastrophe.