The District Attorney has filed ten charges against a Santa Monica man who is accused of throwing several firebombs into the streets last weekend. 

Korie Paul Schmidt has been charged with seven counts of possessing a destructive device, one count of possessing destructive device materials and two counts of possessing explosive devices with intent to destroy property. 

According to the Santa Monica Police Department, officers received calls of a person throwing Molotov cocktails throughout the weekend and at about 3 p.m. on Jan. 19 they were told the suspect was near Santa Monica Blvd and Pico Blvd. 

“On Sunday, Officers spotted a car matching the description in the area of Centinela and Pico,” said Lieutenant Candice Cobarrubias. “A traffic stop was conducted and evidence was found inside the vehicle that tied the subject and this vehicle to the suspect who was seen throwing Molotov cocktails.”

The Sheriff’s bomb squad was called to the scene due to the disheveled nature of the car but the vehicle was eventually deemed safe. 

There was speculation that the suspect was targeting McDonalds because the devices were thrown in the area of the fast food restaurant,” said Cobarrubias. “There is no correlation between the two.”

Schmidt is currently being held on $1,650,000 bail.

Matthew Hall has a Masters Degree in International Journalism from City University in London and has been Editor-in-Chief of SMDP since 2014. Prior to working at SMDP he managed a chain of weekly papers...

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  1. The bail amount is correct in this case. This screwball needs to do 10 years straight in State Prison. As long as he has no priors.

  2. Who ever wrote this article needs to retake English grammar 101. It’s embarrassingly written. SMDP needs a new editor as well.

  3. Thomas Drotar, I could not agree more! This news publication produces stories that are far too vague and reporting important stories with actual facts and sources are beyond journalism 101.

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