A Gasparillo family is now living in fear after three arsonists attempted to fire-bomb their home last Saturday.
Around 2.30 am, the 43-year-old woman (whose identity has been withheld) was asleep with her family when they were awoken by her neighbour's voice shouting “Fire! Fire! Look all yuh house on fire. Look it have a man in the yard there.”
She and her family sprang from their beds and saw one of the wooden doors to the side of their home ablaze.
Her 26-year-old son ran to their nearby pool and tried to douse the flames. Luckily, the fire was tamed with most of the damage being contained to the door.
“How you go sleep peacefully, you don't know the people might come back. We done don't know who it is,” she said.
Footage from the home's security cameras shows three men with what appeared to be T-shirts wrapped around their faces making their way along the neighbour's wall, heading behind her home. They jumped the wall and made their way up the stairs and began dousing the home with flammable liquid.
At around 2.32 am they ignited the fire before leaving the way they came.
A source close to the family told Guardian Media that they believe they are being targeted because this was not the first incident. On February 16, a bamboo patch behind their home was set ablaze.
“We don't really have anything with anybody. We just a normal family. Go to work, come back home, go out, and come back home. We don't really have much to do with the villagers, just good morning and good evening because we does hardly be home,” the woman said.]
Officers attached to Gasparillo police station are currently conducting investigations.
Reporter: Rishard Khan