A few months ago a GOP Women's Headquarters was firebombed and partially burned. Police have now arrested Carlos Espriu, 23, and charged him with the attack. He can't plead not guilty because the entire attack was caught on camera. He obviously never thought he would get caught.
He now faces up to twenty years in prison for the firebombing. the East Valley Republican Women Federated offices in La Quinta was firebombed om May 31st. It took a long time to identify the man on the video. He is also responsible for the damage to the headquarters.
The video shows a man dressed in all black as he begins breaking out the windows with a baseball bat. He then tosses some Molotov cocktails into the building. That did not do the trick, so he retrieved the bottles, broke out more windows and tossed in the Molotov cocktails.
Joy Miedece, the president of the women's organization said:
"It's just kind of that thing that hangs on to you and makes you feel not comfortable all the time, when you have something like that happen. You're violated, you're absolutely violated."
The police announced:
"Investigators determined that Espriu was attending a party in Indio on Sept. 9 and stopped a vehicle he was driving when he left the party."
A Palm Desert man has been arrested & is facing charges for an #arson at the East Valley Republican Women Federated building in La Quinta. Carlos Espriu was arrested in Indio last night & our office filed charges today. More info: https://t.co/8wZIjsZaTI#rivconow #wearerivcoda pic.twitter.com/7mWx4Tqk2z
— Riverside County DA's Office (@RivCoDA) September 10, 2020
From The Blaze
Law enforcement officials said they found Espriu's social media account and discovered a post that read, "I wanna go burn sh** n get hit with tear gas," around the time of the attack.
According to the complaint against Espriu, he was recorded detailing how he put together the molotov cocktails and the events of the night when he allegedly firebombed the offices.
Espriu is being held on a $1 million bail. If convicted of the charges, he faces a sentence of up to 20 years in prison.