A judge has sentenced Tyre Wayne Means Jr., 25, to five years in federal prison for helping to set a Seattle Police cruiser on fire and stealing an AR-15 rifle from another police car during the May 2020 riots in Seattle.
At the sentencing hearing, U.S. District Judge Richard A. Jones told Tyre Wayne Means Jr., "Your conduct was reckless, destructive and extremely dangerous to those who were there for peaceful protest," Q13 reports.
Means was captured on video on May 30 lighting a paper towel and putting it in the back seat of a patrol while others in the crowd poured accelerants on the flames, eventually setting the car ablaze, according to the Department of Justice.
Means, who was on probation, then reached into the rear window of another patrol car and pulled out a rifle bag, prosecutors said. He looked inside and ran from the area.
The rifle was recovered.