A 35-year-old woman was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of setting fire to a car belonging to a man who refused to give her a cigarette.
The incident occurred in the middle of the day at a gas station in Jerusalem, while the driver's brother sat in the car. Fortunately, no one was hurt.
Security footage led to the apprehension and arrest of the suspect soon after the crime. She denied the accusation during questioning, saying she had been mistaken for someone else.
The owner of the vehicle told Ynet on Wednesday morning that he had seen the woman around his workplace, and that she occasionally asks people from money. "I told investigators that I pity her a bit, because it looks like she was in serious distress," he said.
The woman's mother said that he daughter was mentally unstable.
He remand has been extended until next Sunday.