Suspect Lights San Jose Car on Fire: Caught on Cam

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    A San Jose homeowner has surveillance video showing what appears to be a man in a hoodie lighting some liquid and setting a fire under his car window wiper, which he shared with NBC Bay Area on Monday, hoping that the suspect will be caught. Kris Sanchez reports.

    A San Jose homeowner has surveillance video showing what appears to be a man in a hoodie lighting some liquid and setting a fire under his car window wiper, which he shared with NBC Bay Area on Monday, hoping that the suspect will be caught.

    San Jose firefighters confirmed they are investigating two "suspicious fires" set at the man's home on Sand Point Drive about 2 a.m. Tuesday near Eastridge Mall.  Vince Tran said the fire destroyed his 2008 Acura MDX and 2013 Honda Civic.

    Tran said he was targeted "a couple times" before. He showed NBC Bay Area footage from a May 11 video, showing two suspects throwing paint on his windshield.

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    As for why, he answered, "At this point I don't know."

    Tran has a family of five children and is feeling very "angry." He is hoping if anyone knows anything, they will come forward to police with information.

    San Jose fire investigators say the video could be key in helping them track down the person who started the blaze.

    San Jose Fire Captain Shannon Blean said the flames did $10,000 in damage to the house.