Skip to comments.Tampa Man Who Torched Champs Sports Store During BLM Riot Gets 5 Years In Prison
Posted on 07/31/2021 7:43:54 PM PDT by Conservat1
Tampa, Florida – U.S. District Judge Thomas Barber has sentenced Terrance Lee Hester Jr. (21, Tampa) to five years in federal prison for damaging or destroying by fire a building used in interstate commerce. The court also ordered Hester to pay restitution and to serve three years of supervised release following completion of his prison sentence.
According to court documents, the events that led to Hester’s conviction occurred around midnight on May 31, 2020, in a shopping plaza located at 2301 East Fowler Avenue in Tampa. Simultaneously with a peaceful protest going on in the area, certain individuals began to loot and destroy property, including setting fire to the Champs Sports store located in the plaza. The building, which also housed other businesses, became fully engulfed in fire, resulting in major damage and loss of property. The loss to the building, the Champs Sports store, and the other businesses is estimated at $1.25 million.
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But don’t worry…….he’ll still be voting in the up coming 2022 elections.
Probably about 3 or 4 times………
I expect he’ll have the charges dropped in 3….2….1…
Yet another of obama’s sons.
He got off easy!!!
Who knew that arson was a federal crime?
Was he upset that someone had beat him to all the Nike gear?
“The court also ordered Hester to pay restitution”
I hope they haunt/harass this monster for the rest of his days. If the business to receive restitution doesn’t want to do that, perhaps they can “sell” this debt to debt collectors who have perfected the art of squeezing the last penny from their “targets”.
Lock him up
There goes the cure for cancer he was about to invent. So many brilliant minds lost to the racist Justus system./sarc
Wow. A violent rioter actually was prosecuted and went to hail. 2 billion plus in damages and over 30 deaths.
I think the most surprising thing i learned from the story is that there are still Champs sproting goods stores open.
But remember kids, it was still a “peaceful protest.”
He should be working on a chain gang at min wage, with all wages confiscated, until the insurance company(s) are fully reimbursed. Then he should continue working until Champs is reimbursed for lost revenues (adjusted for taxes, and inflation).
He’ll be out in 8-12 months
$1.25 million in damage? LOL, good luck with that!
Billions in damages, dozens of murders, and this is what, the third conviction?
BLM is a get out of jail free race card.
I'm not a fan of these rioters, but I'm less of a fan of making everything a Federal offense. "Building used in interstate commerce," my @$$.
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