A Bohemia man was arrested after he allegedly lit a bottle full of flammable liquid on fire and threw it out of a moving vehicle in Lake Grove on Sunday night, Suffolk County police said.

Officers responded to a report that a incendiary device landed in the street, which caught on fire before a resident extinguished the flames with a hose shortly before 8 p.m., police said.

Witnesses provided police with a description of the vehicle, which officers found less than an hour later at Gulf gas station on Expressway Drive South in Holbrook, police said.

Anthony Persico, 25, was identified as the suspect who threw the flaming bottle.

Arson Squad detectives charged him with criminal possession of a weapon.

He will be arraigned Monday at First District Court in Central Islip.


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Timothy Bolger is the Managing Editor for the Long Island Press who’s been working to uncover unreported stories since shortly after it launched in 2003. When he’s not editing, getting hassled by The Man or fielding cold calls to the newsroom, he covers crime, general interest and political news in addition to reporting longer, sometimes investigative features. He won’t be happy until everyone is as pissed off as he is about how screwed up Lawn Guyland is.