During recent riots in Seattle, multiple police cars were destroyed by fire.
According to authorities, five of the police vehicles were burned by a 25 year-old woman who is now under arrest.
She faces years in prison.
KIRO News reports:
Police arrest Tacoma woman accused of setting five patrol cars on fire during Seattle protest
A 25-year-old Tacoma woman was arrested Thursday morning on five federal counts of arson after police say she burned five Seattle police vehicles on fire as protests turned violent in downtown Seattle on May 30.
U.S. Attorney Brian T. Moran said in a news release that Margaret Aislinn Channon was taken into custody without incident at her Tacoma home.
Channon is expected to appear in U.S. District Court in Seattle on Friday. Arson is punishable by up to 10 years in prison.
“This defendant was captured by multiple cameras using an accelerant, lit like a blowtorch, to start fires in five vehicles — putting the public at risk and creating the very real possibility of a structure fire amidst the throng of people protesting downtown,” Moran said in a news release. “I commend the painstaking work of law enforcement using a variety of images to identify the defendant and locate her so she can be held accountable.”
This young woman has basically thrown her life away. Hope it was worth it.
DOJ: 25-year-old Tacoma woman arrested this morning on 5 federal counts of arson for allegedly burning five Seattle police vehicles in downtown Seattle on May 30 pic.twitter.com/gdry5DmWcP
— Michael Spears (@MichaelKIRO7) June 11, 2020
A 25-year-old Tacoma woman was arrested Thursday for allegedly lighting five unmarked Seattle police vehicles on fire during riots at the end of last month
Margaret Aislinn Channon faces federal arson charges in connection with the incident
— Neal Houston, Ph.D. 🇺🇲 ⭐⭐⭐ (@DrNealHouston) June 12, 2020
— TVNY (@THEVOICENY) June 12, 2020
Did she really think she was going to get away with this?