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Posted by Fay Arfa | Jul 09, 2018 | 0 Comments

SANTA ANA, Calif. – A man was charged on Tuesday with throwing a Molotov cocktail at two homeless men in Anaheim.

Defendant Charges Maximum Sentence Court Date
Andrew Eric Mongerson, 29, Garden Grove Charged on July 3, 2018, with the following felony counts:
  • Assault with a deadly weapon
  • Possession of flammable material
  • Attempted arson
Five years and four months in state prison Pre-trial hearing

July 12, 2018, 8:30 a.m.

Department N-3, North Justice Center, Fullerton

Circumstances of the Case

  • On June 27, 2018, at approximately 1:30 p.m., Mongerson is accused of constructing an incendiary device known as a Molotov cocktail and riding his bike toward two homeless males on Katella in Anaheim.
  • John Doe 1 was inside his makeshift tent and John Doe 2 was sitting outside of the tent near a bus stop. The defendant did not know the men.
  • Mongerson is accused of lighting the device, throwing it at the victims, and yelling insults at them as he rode away.
  • The glass shattered near the victims and the pieces remained on fire until it ran out of fuel.
  • A witness contacted the Anaheim Police Department (APD), who investigated this case.
  • On June 30, 2018, APD officers identified and arrested the defendant in Anaheim.

Prosecutor: Deputy District Attorney Susan Laird, Special Prosecutions Unit

Orange County District Attorney /  Case # 18NF1903 / July 5, 2018

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