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Police: Bohemia Man Arrested After Throwing Incendiary Device Out of Car

A Bohemia man was arrested after he threw an incendiary device out of a moving vehicle in Lake Grove Sunday night, police said. 

Officers responded to a home in Lake Grove after Anthony Persico, 25, threw a bottle full of flammable liquid out of a car around 7:50 p.m., police said. 

The bottle caught on fire after landing in the street and a resident in the area put out the fire with a water hose, police said. 

Witnesses provided police with a description of the vehicle and Persico was arrested about 40 minutes later at the Gulf gas station, located at 5106 Expressway Drive South in Holbrook, police said. 

Persico is charged with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a felony. He was held overnight at the Fourth Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on Monday. 
Frank Esposito July 01, 2014 at 07:39 AM
Mels, we can be sure there is a lot more to this story then just some fool throwing a molotov out of a car window. The guy was likely known by someone from that street or area and that's why he was scooped up so fast. There was very likely some personal issues going on here not put to Press.
knee jerk July 01, 2014 at 08:00 AM
They caught him at the Gulf station? Refilling bottles?
Sean July 01, 2014 at 10:54 AM
Looks like a maniac. 25 year old loser wasting tons of money one tattoos.
Frank Esposito July 02, 2014 at 06:37 PM
Oh go on there Sean I see right through you.... you are really digging the bad boy look and are hot for him. Come on now..... no hiding it..... let it out.
11779 July 02, 2014 at 11:31 PM
Guy is an absolute trash bag...This kid has been a plague to the Ronkonkoma, Oakdale, Bohemia communities for years..

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