A man accused of firebombing a car left on Drakeford Drive overnight was caught by police minutes after he allegedly started the blaze.
The 25-year-old from Kambah is alleged to have lit the ACT- registered white Nissan Pulsar on fire at about 9.50am on Saturday.
Police caught the man as he drove away from the fire.
A spokesman from police media said the damaged car was left at the side of the road following a collision on Friday.
The man will face the ACT Magistrates Court at a later date.