Texas DPS offering $10K reward to help identify man seen throwing Molotov cocktail at church

Man accused of throwing threw a Molotov cocktail against a church near the Capitol Complex on Aug. 31
Man accused of throwing threw a Molotov cocktail against a church near the Capitol Complex on Aug. 31 (KPRC)

AUSTIN, TEXAS – The Texas Department of Public Safety is asking for the public’s help in identifying the man who they say threw a Molotov cocktail against a church near the Capitol Complex in Austin on Aug. 31.

According to officials, the man approached the church at 13th Street and Lavaca Street between 1 and 1:30 a.m. and threw a Molotov cocktail against the wall of the building, and then fled on foot.

DPS said the man was wearing a white, long-sleeved shirt with a Pizza Planet design, black shorts, white tennis shoes, a black backpack and latex gloves. He also had a skateboard.

Texas Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the man.

To be eligible for cash rewards, tipsters MUST provide information to authorities using one of two methods:

  • Call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477).
  • Submit a tip online.

All tips are anonymous, regardless of how they are submitted, and tipsters will be provided a tip number instead of using a name.


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