3 Protesters Tracked Officers to Their Homes, Threw Molotov Cocktails at Police Cars, Authorities Say
Kristen Holloway, WSBTV, June 4, 2020
Three protesters are in jail Thursday after being arrested for trying to set police cars on fire with Molotov cocktails.
Police say the vandals tracked those officers down at their homes and tried to torch their cars. Both fires were put out quickly, leaving minor damage to the vehicles.
Ebuka Chike-Morah, 21, Alvin Joseph, 21, and Lakaila Mack, 20, all face multiple charges.
Police said someone called 911 to report a Gwinnett County Police Department car on fire in Duluth some time between 10 p.m. and midnight. The fire was extinguished by the time police arrived.
Later, another 911 caller reported that someone tried to set a police car on fire in Lawrenceville and a dark-colored car fled the scene. A fire started on the ground behind the car and was put out with a fire extinguisher. The car was dented.
Channel 2 Action News coincidentally spoke to one of the suspects during a protest in Gwinnett County last weekend.
Chike-Morah told Channel 2 Action News that he wanted to peacefully protest and go home, but a few days later he had other plans.