Police said a Molotov cocktail was thrown through the window of a store owned by Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian, according to media reports. The Dash store on Melrose in West Hollywood, an upscale clothing and accessories boutique, was reportedly targeted by an arsonist late Monday night.
The object thrown through the window was described in some reports as a burning rag attached to a dumbbell. The burning object broke the shop window but apparently did little damage inside the store before burning itself out, according to TMZ.com. The incident was being investigated as attempted arson.
“A witness called authorities about 11:20 p.m. Monday and said they saw someone throwing a lit object into a business on Melrose Avenue, said Lt. Vance Duffy with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department,” KTLA-TV reported. “Video from the scene showed a broken window and an object on the ground at the Dash Clothing Boutique in the 8400 block of Melrose Avenue. The ‘lit object’ did not catch anything on fire, Duffy said.”
Conflicting reports circulated this morning about whether a suspect had been apprehended in the case.
“Los Angeles County fire officials initially said one person was taken into custody, but county sheriff’s officials said no arrests have been made,” ABC7 reported.