Monday, August 22, 2011

Fabian J. Torres tosses molotov cocktail into crowd at supermarket

A 24-year-old Sleepy Hollow man threw a Molotov cocktail into a crowd Sunday afternoon at an Algonquin grocery store, police said.

One man was injured at Joe Caputo & Sons Fruit Market, 100 S. Randall Road, according to the Daily Herald.

Suspect Fabian J. Torres arrived at the store at about 12:15 p.m. Sunday, police told the suburban publication. Torres then ran down an aisle and threw the homemade Molotov cocktail near the deli department, police said.

He was chased down by shopper Thom Petrowski, 40, from Crystal Lake. An off-duty Carpentersville police officer helped Petrowski subdue the man until police arrived.

Petrowski said he was standing at the deli counter with about 30 other people when he saw a flame go over his head. He chased Torres into the parking lot. more