Woman-Punching Cop Witnesses South Philly Firebombing

It happened on Sigel Street.

Friday morning was a panicked one on the 1700 block of Sigel Street (near 18th and Mifflin) in South Philadelphia, where a home went up in flames just after 6:00 a.m.

According to South Detectives, a male suspect is in custody after a plainclothes police officer saw him throwing a firebomb at the property just before the blaze began.

That plainclothes police officer? None other than Jonathan Josey. Yes, the same Jonathan Josey who was a Daily News Sexy Single before punching a woman in the head at the Puerto Rican Day Parade. (That’s him in the white shirt on the left in this image.)

There were three people in the home, including a young child. All of them made it out alive and are being treated at a local hospital.

Police didn’t immediately release the identity of the suspect.

“We still have detectives out at the scene and at the hospital,” one police official told me. “But we are certain that an incendiary device was used.”

Here was the scene from above earlier this morning via 6 ABC: