Man Claims He Firebombed Hummers to Save the Earth

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A man claiming membership in the Earth Liberation Front has told the Los Angeles Times that he helped firebomb a San Gabriel Valley car dealership and vandalize three others last month and said the Pomona man arrested by the FBI last week had nothing to do with the crimes.

Communicating via e-mail and telephone, the man provided the Times with details of the attack that authorities said were known only by investigators and those involved in the incidents. He refused to give his name.

The caller said that he and others vandalized and set fire to Hummers and other SUVs Aug. 22 to draw attention to pollution caused by the vehicles. The Earth Liberation Front is a loose association of militant environmentalists that has taken responsibility for vandalism across the country costing millions of dollars.

The FBI had no comment.


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