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Man caught on surveillance video setting Lompoc dentist office on fire

Posted: 6:22 PM, Nov 06, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-07 00:01:57-05
Man caught on surveillance video setting Lompoc dentist office on fire

Surveillance video shows a man breaking into a Lompoc dentist office and setting it on fire.

The video shows a man looking through Doctor Pransan Parmar's dental office which is located on H Street.

The break-in happened at around 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 29.

In the video you can see a man going through drawers and papers before he starts the fire.

Doctor Parmar says he does not know who this man is or why he would do this.

"My family believes this is a threat to our life," says Doctor Parmar, "So we have home security all around now. My wife does not want me to be practicing in lompoc any further even though there are other places i could go so we are probably going to relocate somewhere else."

Lompoc City Fire says they are still investigating the cause of the fire and that they are reviewing the surveillance footage.

Three employees at the dentist office lost their jobs, and due to thousand of records being burned, about 2,000 clients will need to find a new dentist.