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.