3 Young Adults Accused Of Arson, Looting During Santa Monica Protest Arrested


SANTA MONICA, Calif. (KABC) — Three teenagers suspected of starting a restaurant fire and looting in Santa Monica during a day of civil unrest were arrested Wednesday, authorities said.

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents and Santa Monica police arrested 19-year-old Micah Tillmon in West Hills on federal charges alleging he started a fire to the Sake House by Hikari at 4th Street and Santa Monica Boulevard.

Police also arrested Gisselle Alexis Pinto, 19, and Mynor Pinto, 18.

“These subjects were seen setting fire to the Sake House and looting at REI, Brandy Melville, Vons, Magicopolis, Salon Viva, Wasteland and the Shoe Palace, all located in Santa Monica,” Santa Monica police said.

Police said during the arrests they recovered stolen items linked to the looting.

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