Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Two young people who said they were protesting the treatment of chickens when they threw Molotov cocktails at a KFC in Lakewood each have been sentenced to 90 days in the Ocean County Jail and five years of probation. Superior Court Judge Wendel E. Daniels on Friday also ordered Tyler C. Clark, 20, and Suzannah Kindig, 19, both of Lakewood, to pay $2,500 each in restitution to KFC for the damage they did to the restaurant at 140 E. Kennedy Blvd, not far from Glatt Bite, on July 4th. Executive Assistant Ocean County Prosecutor Michel A. Paulhus said Clark broke a window to the KFC restaurant with a tire-iron in the middle of the night and threw two Molotov cocktails inside, while Kindig threw two Molotov cocktails against the wall of the building. Paulhus said the pair made the Molotov cocktails at Clark's house with wine bottles they emptied of wine and filled with gasoline and motor oil. The substances did not ignite, he said. "I would categorize them as poorly constructed Molotov cocktails," Paulhus said. He added that although the devices did not ignite, they created a mess at the restaurant, which was closed at the time of the incident. Clark and Kindig pleaded guilty Feb. 23 to burglary and arson. In admitting the crimes, both said they did not like the way KFC treated chickens.app.