Man confesses to setting car on fire at Merced dealership

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Police arrested a man who set a vehicle on fire at a Merced car dealership.

Just after 1:30 Saturday morning, officers responded to a car fire at Primos Auto Sales on Main and 22nd.

Investigators determined this was an arson case and after reviewing surveillance footage, officers recognized 47-year-old Charles Moreschini and noticed he was walking near the dealership.

Police found him, and Moreschini confessed that he started the fire.

The flames completely destroyed the car and damaged a part of the dealership building.

Moreschini was booked into the Merced County Jail on Arson charges.
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