One of McHenry County Blog’s readers asks why the Algonquin Caputo’s Molotov cocktail bomber isn’t being charged with terrorism.
Here’s the press release from the Algonquin Police Department:
ALGONQUIN: The Algonquin Police Department received a call of a fire on Sunday, August 21, 2011, at 12:17 pm, at Joe Caputo and Son’s Grocery Store located in the 100 block of S. Randall Rd.
An investigation revealed that the fire was started by an adult male who had thrown an incendiary device fashioned out of a bottle filled with flammable liquid amongst a large group of people standing near the delicatessen in the rear of the store.
The suspect fled the store and was chased by an adult male shopper.
The suspect was caught outside the store by the shopper and assisted by an off-duty Carpentersville Police Officer.
The suspect was taken into the custody of Algonquin Police Department officers when they arrived on the scene.
The suspect is identified as 24 year old, Fabian J. Torres. Torres resides in Sleepy Hollow, IL.
He was charged with Aggravated Arson, and will be transported to McHenry County Jail in Woodstock, IL. He is scheduled to appear in court tomorrow.
One adult male victim was injured during the incident and he was treated and released on the scene.
The amount of the damage caused to the store is unknown at this time.
The investigation into various aspects of this incident is still continuing and additional charges may be filed in the future.