King County detectives say person of interest identified in five overnight arsons

KING COUNTY, Wash. — The owner of a food truck, which was allegedly torched overnight, said she has lost everything. Hers was one of five vehicles targeted by one man, according to deputies.

These alleged arsons happened in four different communities starting just after midnight.

Abigail Dominguez, the food truck owner, said she is devastated. She said she has no idea who the man is.

And she wants him caught.

It is an incredible sight. Dominguez’s food truck in a Chevron parking lot at 164th and Military Road South engulfed in flames.

“I haven’t slept at all,” said Dominguez as she squinted into the late afternoon sunlight. She said she found out about the arson at “4:47 a.m.”

That’s when Dominguez said she got the dreaded knock at her door telling her the food truck that once provided her living had gone up in smoke.

“And I didn’t believe them,” she said. “The sheriff brought me here. It was all gone, basically. Yeah, my money, my purse, my car keys, my passport.”

Hers was one of five vehicles set alight. The arson spree had firefighters and investigators racing across SeaTac, Tukwila, Burien, Seattle and back to SeaTac. Indeed, it left a trail of destruction.

“The first fire came out last night, just after midnight,” said Sgt. Tim Meyer. “And they were out as we slept continuing to investigate well past four in the morning.”

King County sheriff’s spokesman Meyer said investigators believe the same person specifically targeted the vehicles, and they have identified him.

“Yes, a male in his 20s,” said Meyer.

This is the surveillance video of that person of interest Dominguez said she got from the Chevron, where her truck has been parked. She said she has no idea who the person of interest is.

“The cops told me the names of the people, asked if I knew them. And I told them I don’t know them,” she said.

She said she doesn’t know anyone who would target her.

“No, I’m here all the time,” she said.

He has destroyed her dream of owning a food truck.

“Just want him to go to jail — like that’s all,” she said, her voice breaking. “Like some terrorist. I never met him.”

The anguish is apparent in her voice. She said she left college to do this. Now she doesn’t know what she will do.

Meyer said detectives feel certain they can find the person of interest.

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