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3 Teens Arrested for Looting, Setting Fire to Sake House in Santa Monica

by Paul Goldberg

The Santa Monica, California  Police department has posted on their FB page:

SAKE HOUSE INVESTIGATION UPDATE:

On July 1st, 2020 the Santa Monica Police Department and Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) served search and arrest warrants in West Hills and Chatsworth, CA as follow up to the arson of the Sake House restaurant located at 401 Santa Monica Blvd, and the looting that occurred in Santa Monica on 5/31/2020.

Arrested by ATF for Arson was Micah Amadeus Tillmon DOB 8/6/2001.

Arrested by the Santa Monica Police Department for Looting was Gisselle Alexis Pinto DOB 4/14/2001 and Mynor Pinto DOB 4/26/2002.

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. During the events of that day these subjects looted clothing, computers, backpacks, a bicycle and grocery items.mihcal-Tillmon

From Santa Monica Police Department

Fox11 reports three teenagers have been arrested for allegedly looting and setting the  popular Sake House in Santa Monica on fire.

Police say the incident occurred on May 31st, while several protests were happening throughout the city and county of Los Angeles.

On July 1st, the Santa Monica Police Department and Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) served search and arrest warrants in West Hills and Chatsworth to follow up on an arson case.

ATF officers arrested 19-year-old Micah Amadeus Tillmon for arson, and Santa Monica Police arrested 19-year-old Gisselle Alexis Pinto and 18-year-old Mynor Pinto for looting several stores in Santa Monica.

Police say they were seen setting fire to the Sake House and looting at REI, Brandy Melville, Vons, Magicopolis, Salon Viva, Wasteland and the Shoe Palace.

They looted clothes, computers, backpacks, a bicycle and grocery items. Police say evidence was recovered during the search warrants.

A criminal complaint charges Tillmon with one count of arson, a felony offense that carries a mandatory minimum of five years in federal prison and a maximum sentence of 20 years.

According to the affidavit in support of the criminal complaint, security video from the restaurant shows Tillmon removing “a red tube-shaped object from his jacket, which he placed behind the reception desk area of the restaurant before walking away. Within seconds of that action, smoke and fire appeared from the area.”

This is the aftermath of the Sake House fire:

From Santa Monica Police Department

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