A 26-year-old Minnesota man has admitted to setting a local pawnshop ablaze last May, but he insists he is not responsible for a man who died in that blaze. Montez T. Lee Jr. has admitted that he set the pawnshop.
It would have been difficult to do otherwise since the police found a video catching him in the act. He has been charged with arson but is currently facing no charges for killing a 30-year-old man inside the pawnshop.
The Star Tribune reported Tuesday:
“Surveillance video footage showed Lee pouring an accelerant around the shop and lighting it. A second video captured Lee standing in front of the burning business and saying that they were going to burn it down. Oscar Lee Stewart Jr.’s dead body was recovered about two months later inside the burned pawnshop.”
“An autopsy conducted by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled that Stewart died of smoke inhalation and excessive burns.”
Lee’s defense attorney Bruce Rivers is claiming that he has a competing autopsy that disputes the official one. Rivers claims his client looked through the window first to make sure no one was inside. That is ridiculous since all pawnshops have offices and a warehouse that cannot be seen by looking through a window.
Rivers says his client feels really bad about it, but why if he is innocent?
There was a former police officer who was murdered while defending a friend’s pawnshop from BLM rioters:
As noted by The Daily Wire, retired St. Louis police captain David Dorn, 77, was killed while defending his friend’s pawnshop from rioters:
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In video that has since been removed, Dorn, 77, can be seen defending the business during his last moments of life. Dorn was killed by looters and rioters who broke into Lee’s Pawn & Jewelry; his body was found on the sidewalk outside around 2:30 a.m. [June 2, 2020]. …
Dorn’s wife, St. Louis police Sgt. Ann Marie Dorn, told the St. Louis Dispatch that her husband was friends with the owner of the pawn shop and regularly came to the owner’s aid whenever alarms went off.