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Fireworks confused Waymo before San Francisco mob burned it

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California tweeted a segment of federal law that laid out the potential penalties for destroying a vehicle using fire or an explosive. The minimum jail sentence if no personal injury results from the action is five years in prison, according to the statute.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Abraham Simmons said Monday that “at this time, we cannot confirm the existence (or non-existence) of an investigation in this office into the incident.” 

Another nearby business owner, who declined to be named, said she was minding her store when the fire started. She went outside to see what was happening before the police arrived and blocked off the whole street.

Both she and Yu agreed that during the peak of the Lunar New Year celebrations, the city should deploy traffic enforcement in Chinatown to redirect cars away from Jackson and Grant.

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.