A White woman who has been accused of throwing a Molotov cocktail at a New York Police Department police car in Brooklyn during a protest against police brutality claims she was given the explosive device by Black protesters, according to The New York Post.
Samantha Shader, a 27-year-old from the Catskills in upstate New York, told officials that she was given the weapon by several Black people. She is accused of hurling the makeshift explosive at an NYPD van that was occupied by four police officers on May 30.
She is caught red-handed throwing the Molotov cocktail at the police vehicle.
The thrown bottle shattered two of the police vehicle’s windows; the car was occupied by four cops inside. Because toilet paper instead of a rag was used in the device, the gas inside the bottle didn’t explode — neither the vehicle nor its occupants caught fire.