San Diego Man Charged with Possessing Molotov Cocktails at La Mesa Protest

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    Zachary Alexander Karas, 28, of San Diego was charged with possessing incendiary devices known as Molotov cocktails at a protest that began on May 30th in La Mesa. Karas and his girlfriend, Kali Braj Jonkuet, were sitting on the pavement at the corner of Allison Avenue and Spring Street, in front of trolley tracks, as part of the protest in La Mesa. At the time of the protest, several fires had been set that damaged buildings and property. Officers gave orders to the crowd, including Karas, to disperse for an unlawful assembly. Karas was arrested after he failed to leave his position. After his arrest, officers discovered that Karas possessed two glass bottles with wicks that contained gasoline. Karas also had fireworks in his possession at the time of his arrest. A special agent with the ATF inspected the Molotov cocktails and found them to be functioning incendiary devices.
    https://www.atf.gov/news/pr/man-charged-possessing-molotov-cocktails-la-mesa-protest
     
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    Jonkuet, Karas’ girlfriend, has posted a GoFundMe page for his legal defense, claiming he was there as a “peaceful protester.” Her post mentions he was found with fireworks but omits that he also was found in possession of Molotov cocktail incendiary devices.
    https://www.eastcountymagazine.org/man-charged-having-molotov-cocktail-explosives-during-riot-la-mesa

    Karas faces up to ten years in prison and a $250,000 fine if convicted.
    https://fox5sandiego.com/news/local...sessing-molotov-cocktails-at-la-mesa-protest/
     
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    Thankfully they are that stupid. If you are breaking the law. Make the Cops arrest you for something you could have walked away from.
     
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    I drove by the two banks that were burned last week. The steel beams melted with only a twisted frame left. One of the banks had a sign that said "due to a recent fire this branch is closed." I saw no evidence of a vault at either building, I wonder if they were removed as the first part of the cleanup?