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Fire at local auto shop baffles owner, employees

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- "Everybody likes me. I have no problem with anyone. I don`t know why."

For Foreign & American Service Repair shop owner Chi Tran nothing added up.

When he opened the Park Avenue business 1 year ago, he never imagined he`d be cleaning up $8,000 worth of fire damage.

"I was like 'What happened,' and he was like 'Someone threw something,'" said employee Nicki Caldwell.

According to police someone tossed two Molotov cocktails into the building just before 2 a.m. Tuesday. The shop didn`t have surveillance so Tran will have to lean on investigators for answers.

"This could have happened in broad daylight. I could have been in the office. It's a little terrifying."

Caldwell said watching part of the business go up in flames is one thing, but knowing someone intentionally did it is a whole different thing.

"We are just trying to make it like everyone else," she said.