Caught on Camera: UA burned body suspect arrested for OVI

Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O'Brien said 27-year-old Mohamed Abdullahi was charged with Abuse of Corpse and Arson in connection to the death of 23-year-old Bobbie Simpson. He was arrested during a traffic stop on suspicion of OVI. (Courtesy: UAPD)

Dashcam video of the arrest of a man accused in connection with a woman's body found burning in an Upper Arlington park is revealing new insight into the suspect.

Mohamed Abdullahi was arrested for OVI after a traffic stop in Upper Arlington, just over a week after Bobbi Simpson's body was found burning in a creek bed at Burbank Park. From early on in the more than 38-minute video, Abdullahi claims FBI connections, telling officers they just need to contact authorities there as they take him through a series of sobriety tests. But he is unable to provide any FBI identification.

When he's placed in the back of the police car, Abdullahi repeatedly tries to cover the camera. After his arrest, he continues to tell the officer to just contact the FBI, and asks repeatedly for them to turn off the camera. At no point in the video does Abdullahi mention Simpson or anything related to the charges he's now facing in connection with her death.

The 27-year-old was charged with abuse of a corpse and arson in connection with Simpson, but hasn't been charged in her murder. Investigators say they were able to get fingerprints and a DNA swab from the scene, which matched Abdullahi. He's currently being held on $1 million bond.

Full dashcam video:

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