Saturday, July 2 2022

NASHVILLE (WSMV) – Nashville fire officials are asking the public for help in locating a suspect who set a hot chicken restaurant on fire in Nashville last month.

Officials say that on February 21, they caught the suspect on surveillance video starting a fire around 4 a.m. at Grandaddy’s Original Hot Chicken Shack on Old Hickory Boulevard.

Crews arrived and found a burning fire outside the restaurant, but sprinklers inside the building extinguished the flames.

The video captured a small white SUV, purported to be a Ford Escape, parking in the business and pulling out two containers and a bag from the SUV. Officials say the person then obtains what looks like a tire iron and uses it to smash the front window of the restaurant.

“The ignition of the fire is so important that the flame can be seen bursting out from the front of the company and onto the suspect running quickly towards the SUV and away,” fire officials said. of Nashville.

The SUV’s license plate appears to be covered as it drives away.

If you have any information about this arson, call the Tennessee Arson Hotline at 1-800-762-3017. The hotline is answered 24 hours a day. You can remain anonymous when providing information.

Cash compensation of up to $ 5,000 is paid for information leading to the arrest and conviction of an arsonist. is now with you on the go! Get the latest updates and videos, 4WARN weather forecasts, weather radar, special investigation reports, sports headlines and more from News4 Nashville.

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