A Minnesota man has been sentenced to four years in prison helping torch a Minneapolis police station in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death, prosecutors said.
Dylan Shakespeare Robinson, 23, of Brainerd, was also ordered to pay $12 million in restitution for damage to Minneapolis’ third police precinct during rioting on May 28, 2020, the US Attorney’s Office for the District of Minnesota said Wednesday.
Robinson, who pleaded guilty in December to one count of conspiracy to commit arson, was caught on video throwing a Molotov cocktail, according to a criminal complaint unsealed in Colorado, where he fled prior to being arrested.
He was also seen lighting a second Molotov cocktail for another rioter, who tossed the firebomb toward the police station, prosecutors said.
“Mr. Robinson chose to depart from lawful protest and instead engaged in violence and destruction,” Acting US Attorney Anders Folk said. “The arson at the Minneapolis Police Department’s Third Precinct put lives at risk and