A West Humboldt Park man is charged with attempted arson and witness harassment after apparently throwing a lit Molotov cocktail into the drive-thru window of a neighborhood Burger King over the weekend.
Police say that 31-year-old Michael Tucker ran up to the window on Saturday and tossed the lit explosive inside. He then allegedly followed a 52-year-old witness home, telling her, "I told you to get back in your car and drive away," the Chicago Tribune reports.
No information was available as to what prompted the attack. Burger King staff told the Chicago Sun-Times that no one was injured during the attempted bombing, and that damage was minimal; it's also unclear whether the device actually detonated.
A Molotov cocktail is a simple gasoline bomb made by filling a glass container with gas, affixing a gas-soaked rag or other wick to the end, and lighting the wick.
Surveillance cameras apparently captured Tucker attempting the arson, and police were able to track him down a few blocks away, according to Hispanically Speaking News. He is currently being held on a $450,000 bond.
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