Police: Man tries to kill bed bugs, lights car on fire

Police say the driver, Scott Kemery, of Bridgehampton, soaked the inside with rubbing alcohol.

Police say the driver, Scott Kemery, of Bridgehampton, soaked the inside with rubbing alcohol. (4/15/15)

EASTPORT - A car went up in flames in Eastport after police say the driver was trying to kill bed bugs inside the car.

The vehicle went up in flames at a King Kullen on Eastport-Manor Road in just after 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Police say the driver soaked the inside with rubbing alcohol to get rid of bed bugs. When he lit a cigarette, the car went up in flames and spread to other cars.

The driver, Scott Kemery, of Bridgehampton, told investigators the car was a rental.

So far, no charges have been filed.

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