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Milwaukee police are investigating a fire that torched three of UFC fighter and former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis’s cars in his driveway early Thursday morning.

Pettis posted a photo of the cars on fire to his Instagram along with a statement, calling the blaze a “cowardly act.”


The caption:

I am a fighter. I won’t be defeated by this. I am also extremely confused and saddened by the events that occurred. I am grateful that no one was harmed by this cowardly act. My life as well as my loved ones were put in danger. I cannot understand why someone would want to hurt myself or my family. I will do everything I can to ensure that we find out who committed this crime and that they are prosecuted to the full extent of the law. I’m constantly defending my choice to stay in this city. Regardless of the crimes that have been occurring lately, this is my home. I really hope the city that I rep has my back on this one and helps by reporting anything they know about this. #teampettis #250k🔥

According to Milwaukee PD, police arrived at Pettis’s house around 1:10 a.m. “The preliminary investigation reveals that an unknown suspect used an accelerant to ignite two vehicles, which spread to a third vehicle,” the statement read. Officials are looking for suspects but don’t have any at this time.

Fox 6 spoke with a witness who said he saw a car speeding through and watched the cars catch on fire.

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