Violence directed at law enforcement moved to the Sunshine State Sunday when a Daytona Beach police cruiser was torched with a Molotov cocktail.
The arsonist left a note saying “#BlackLivesMatter, A Sterling, P Castile, F**k the police.”
WKMG-TV’s Troy Campbell reported:
Daytona Beach PD: patrol car set on fire, note left stating “#BlackLivesMatter, A Sterling, P Castile, ‘F the police” @news6wkmg #breaking
— Troy Campbell (@TroyLeeCampbell) July 18, 2016
According to WESH:
The car was outside a mosque for the duration of Ramadan when the incendiary device was thrown at it.
A note referencing the police shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota, and the Black Lives Matter movement was found nearby.
Daytona Beach police car torched by Molotov cocktail, police say https://t.co/2p82WINBxb pic.twitter.com/IQXOEIfVXQ
— WESH 2 News (@WESH) July 18, 2016
A witness who lived in the area and didn’t want to be identified told the Daytona Beach News Journal that the car was destroyed by the time the fire fighters arrived.
“We were in bed and I heard a ‘boom’ noise. It sounded like a window being broken and I thought it could be someone trying to break into my boyfriend’s car. So I looked out the window and didn’t see anyone near his car then I looked left and saw the police car was on fire,” the person wrote the paper in an email.
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“The police car has been parked there since the Orlando shootings. They move it every now and then but it’s always empty. My boyfriend called 911 and it took so long before they got there that by the time they did the entire car was covered in fire. It took a bit to get the fire out.”
Empty Daytona Beach police cruiser firebombed with message attached: #BlackLivesMatter, @Matt_BruceDBNJ reports. https://t.co/lHFeqqh9VB
— Mark Harper (@MarkHarper36) July 18, 2016
@peter_mcavoy I’m afraid this is only the beginning.
— Kat (@KatherineHunt15) July 18, 2016
@MarkHarper36 @Gregory__Adams @Matt_BruceDBNJ this cr4p is going to get MUCH worse before it gets better. Thanks, obama
— roni adams (@MilitaryRosary) July 18, 2016
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