2 charged in racist Molotov cocktail attack on Antioch home Enraged by some sort of dispute, an East Bay couple hurled Molotov cocktails at an Antioch family house last week and spray painted racist graffiti on its facade, leading to their arrest on hate crime charges, police said Tuesday.
The details of the firebombing were revealed as officials said they arrested and charged Christyne Gail McDaniel and Roy Charles Sorvari with crimes, including conspiracy to commit murder and arson. Sorvari is a self described former Boy Scout and crime fighting superhero who calls himself Ray, according to a. just glad the people who were responsible were caught and I can rest a little better at night, said Roshon Williams, whose home was targeted in the fiery attack allegedly by the two suspects, whom she said she did not know. on Sept. 7 an attack that was partially captured on security video and shocked the eastern Contra Costa County community. Seven people were at home, including four children, when the suspects began the alleged barrage, police said. One suspect was seen in security video running from the scene, while some of the adults inside the house ran out and used a garden hose to douse their burning roof, kate spade wallet sale garage and bushes. Firefighters scrambled to the home in minutes and extinguished the remaining flames. No one was injured, and the house was relatively unscathed in the fiery assault. The residents later discovered swastikas and a racial epithet scrawled on the side of the home in blue spray paint. Investigators released security video of the attack the next day that showed a shadowy figure on the sidewalk hurling the burning bottles of flammable liquid at the home. That kate spade outlet california same day, McDaniel and Sorvari turned themselves in to Antioch police for questioning and were soon taken into custody, officials said. The two were charged by the Contra Costa County district attorney on Tuesday with assault with a deadly weapon, arson and conspiracy to commit murder, mayhem and torture. The two were also hit with hate crime enhancements. Six days before the arrests, McDaniel posted on Facebook that Sorvari car had been vandalized. In kate spade outlet 60 off the post, she said her sister and her sister ex boyfriend had recently traded damage to one another vehicles. Police did not say if that dispute had anything to do with the Molotov cocktail attack. Sorvari was the subject of that toggles between the skinny Mormon and former Boy Scout, and Ray, his bizarre crime fighting alter ego who sell kate spade bag online wears goggles, a gas mask and shin pads, and was once caught by police carrying a stun gun. enemy: what he sees as an invading army of thugs the poor, usually black, residents who have moved into Antioch from San Francisco, Richmond, and Oakland, San Francisco Weekly wrote. Sorvari went on to tell the paper, not a Nazi, an anarchist, or a racist. text >But after the story ran, the wanna be crime fighter was ousted from his band of costumed troublemakers, known as Nor Cal Protectorate, according to a follow up story in the newspaper. Sorvari friends gave him the option of sensitivity training that entailed visiting an African American museum, which Sorvari declined to do, saying he had interest in being politically correct, San Francisco Weekly wrote. Reached by phone Tuesday, Sorvari mother, Lynn, declined to comment. Last week attack created unease in the diverse inland East Bay city, where many residents were stunned by the apparently racially inspired crime. we talk about racial hate, racial slurs, it bad.
It simply bad, Victoria Adams, president of the East County branch of the NAACP, said. no excuse for this here. text >.