VIDEO: Texas sergeant's property was twice attacked with Molotov cocktails thrown at it
Sergeant of Fort Bent County Sheriff’s office was twice attacked with Molotov cocktail this week thrown to his property.
The first attack by unknown occurred on Monday when somebody hurled Molotov Cocktail at the sergeant’s house, which is west of Houston, hitting the window. The officer woke to find a part of his house afire. Thankfully, nobody was injured.
The second attack took place on Sunday at around 3 p.m. The same Molotov cocktail this time targeted the vehicle parked at the sergeant’s home. The arrived responders reported the car “engulfed in flames.”
Both incidents launched the investigation.
“This is a dangerous game people are playing,” Fort Bend Sheriff Troy Nehls said. “It’s scary. It’s sad and we’re on top of this investigation.”
The handhold in this investigation can be a surveillance video from around the time of the second cocktail tossing. The footage shows the vehicle of interest. A model black F-250 with a ladder rack. Driver also is spotted, although his face isn’t clearly shown. He could be seen wearing blue jeans, white sneakers and baseball cap.
For the sergeant’s safety his identity isn’t published.
The investigators say they consider the version of retaliation arson so they will look through the sergeant’s previous cases. The sergeant worked robbery and homicide investigations for the Sheriff’s office, according to Nehls.
The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office was offering a cash reward of up to $10,000 for any information leading to an arrest.