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#1 Cops: Man threw Molotov cocktail into crowd at Algonquin store
08-22-2011, 12:10 PM
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Police block off the parking lot of Joe Caputo & Sons Fruit Market Sunday on Randall Road in Algonquin after a man walked into the store with a Molotov cocktail and threw it into a crowd, injuring one shopper. A 24-year-old Sleepy Hollow man was arrested and charged with aggravated arson.
Torres pulled up to the store about 12:15 p.m. Sunday, sprinted down an aisle at the market and threw the homemade device into a crowded area near the deli department, said Algonquin Deputy Police Chief Ed Urban.
Torres, who lives in Sleepy Hollow, was charged with aggravated arson, which carries a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison, Urban said.
The bottle did break open and the fire spread, Urban said. One person was slightly burned on the legs, and treated and released at the scene......Police said there was some damage to the store, but nothing significant that would force it to close.
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