Oregon Arsonist Targeting 1990s Green Ford Escorts

An arsonist is on the prowl in Medford for green Ford Escorts from the 1990s.

Three of them have been burned in recent weeks, a series that Medford police Sgt. Mike Budreau describes as "pretty bizarre."

A 1995 green Ford Escort was destroyed by flames early Sunday morning after someone broke a window and poured flammable liquid into it. A similar fire was set in a 1993 green Ford Escort parked in a driveway on Feb. 22.

Investigators have also uncovered a Feb. 2 case of a 1992 green Ford Escort damaged by a plastic container filled with flammable liquid placed next to a tire that burned without setting the car afire.

Budreau told the Mail Tribune newspaper in Medford, "I think this person really doesn't like Ford Escorts."