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Santa Monica Looting Arsonist Arrested

The two looting pieces of garbage that set fire to the beloved Sake House in Downtown Santa Monica have been arrested.

On July 1st, 2020 the Santa Monica Police Department and Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) served search and arrest warrants in West Hills and Chatsworth, CA as follow up to the arson of the Sake House restaurant located at 401 Santa Monica Blvd, and the looting that occurred in Santa Monica on 5/31/2020.

Arrested by ATF for Arson was Micah Amadeus Tillmon (DOB 8/6/2001). they are charging Tillmon with one count of arson, a felony offense that carries a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in federal prison and a statutory maximum sentence of 20 years.

According to the affidavit in support of the criminal complaint, security video from the restaurant shows Tillmon removing “a red tube-shaped object from his jacket, which he placed behind the reception desk area of the restaurant before walking away. Within seconds of that action, smoke and fire appeared from the area….”

Investigators with the Santa Monica Fire Department determined that the fire was caused by red object that Tillmon allegedly placed in the restaurant, which is at the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and 4th Street.

Tillmon was identified by detectives with the Santa Monica Police Department, who reviewed numerous security videos and social media posts. Tillmon was also linked to the fire when investigators uncovered a video showing his white Ford Explorer parking next to the Sake House four minutes before the fire started and then reversing across the street soon after the fire started, according to the affidavit. That same video allegedly shows the Explorer parking about 500 feet away from the Sake House, and Tillmon exiting the vehicle and looting a nearby business.

Also arrested by the Santa Monica Police Department for looting was that tacky puke pants wearing Gisselle Alexis Pinto (DOB 4/14/2001) and Mynor Pinto (DOB 4/26/2002).

These scumbuckets were seen setting fire to the Sake House and looting at REI, Brandy Melville, Vons, Magicopolis, Salon Viva, Wasteland and the Shoe Palace, all located in Santa Monica. During the events of that day these subjects looted clothing, computers, backpacks, a bicycle and grocery items.

Evidence related to the looting was recovered during the search warrants and booked into evidence.

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