The Martin County Sheriff’s Department is investigating an arson at The Sugar Shack in Shoals early Sunday morning.

Just before 2 am Sunday police received a call of vandalism that happened to a vehicle parked at the restaurant. Martin County Deputies say that someone attempted to set the vehicle on fire. However, bystanders in the area were able to extinguish the fire.

Deputies say the vandals attempted to start the fire near the vehicle’s fuel tank.

Authorities are looking for a 20 to 25-year-old white male, approximately 5-feet, 5-inches tall, with a slender build. He was wearing an ACU Digital camouflage jacket and was last seen running from the scene.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Martin County Sheriff’s Department at 247-3726, All callers can remain anonymous.