Police looking for woman who tried to start fires at Lancaster County polling site


Police in Pequea Township are looking for a woman who they say tried to start several fires while she was in line at a voting site on Tuesday.

According to police, the woman was at the West Willow Fire Company polling location in Pequea Township just before 1 p.m.

While waiting in line to vote, police say the woman first used a lighter in an apparent attempt to ignite an interior wall.

This didn’t work, police say, and she moved down the line where she attempted to burn a piece of paper hanging on the wall.

Once she was in the polling room, she lit a piece of paper on fire that was taped to the cardboard divider placed to separate voters, police say.

She then ran out of the building and drove away in a Ford Focus Coupe, police said.

People in the polling location smelled smoke, found the fire and were able to extinguish it immediately, police say.

No major damage or injuries were caused. There was also no disruption to voting, police say.

Anyone who can help identify or find the woman is asked to contact the Pequea Township police through Lancaster County dispatch at 717-664-1180. Anonymous tips can also be left at www.pequeatownshippd.org.

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