Monday, 24 August 2020 21:05

Wisconsin Rioters Loot, Burn Down Car Dealership

Written by Steven Symes, Motorious


Journalists took to Twitter late Aug. 23 to post horrifying videos of a car dealership in Kenosha, WI, on fire.

Dozens of cars can be seen ablaze in the numerous videos, gas tanks suddenly erupting to spread the flames further. Also heard in the background is gunfire, showing the situation was completely out of control.


The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported protests turned into riots late Aug. 23. Despite police declaring an emergency curfew until 7 a.m., rioters continued to run amuck throughout Kenosha, looting and burning numerous businesses.


Video shows looters breaking into the dealership office as people call out for keys to certain cars. Others took to stomping on hoods and smashing windows.


We’ve seen this type of behavior before and the end result was muscle cars were stolen, taken for joyrides and later dumped. In this case, people in the video scatter once they hear police sirens in the distance, but the night wasn’t over.


After 2 a.m., the car dealership, located on Sheridan Road, was targeted again by rioters. It started with a single truck set on fire. A video posted to Twitter showed a live flare thrown into the back of an SUV, but it’s unclear if that’s how the dealership fire started.


The fire appeared to spread quickly, because by 2:50 a.m., when the local fire department arrived to extinguish the flames, it was a raging inferno.


It appears firefighters weren’t able to reach the dealership until it was too late. Now the family-owned business looks to be a total loss.


Video of the car lot looks worse than many salvage yards.

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