WESTFIELD, MA – A homeless man has been charged after Westfield police say he broke into a food truck and lit it on fire. Police Capt. Hipolito Nunez stated that Michael England, 22, set the fire on the passenger side of the truck Sunday night.
According to Nunez, around 11:00 P.M., England had been walking down Union Street with some friends, when he decided to enter the truck, which was parked near Brothers Custom Car Care. For reasons that the police are still looking into, he then allegedly started the fire.
Officers who were called to the area were able to put out the flames with a fire extinguisher, Nunez said.
England was arraigned Tuesday in Westfield District Court on charges of breaking and entering in the nighttime, and attempt to burn a motor vehicle.