[Ed. – Her name gets added to our Dumbest Lawbreakers file.]
A white woman believed to have set fire to two cop cars during protests in Philadelphia has been arrested after investigators traced her shirt to an Etsy page, ultimately leading to the woman’s social media accounts.
Lore-Elisabeth Blumenthal, 33, faces two counts of felony arson for her role in setting ablaze two Philadelphia Police Department (PPD) vehicles ‘following peaceful protests’ on May 30.
FBI agents used Instagram posts of the burned cars, along with 500 photos from various photographers, to identify the wording on the woman’s shirt: ‘KEEP THE IMMIGRANTS, DEPORT THE RACISTS,’ the FBI agent explained in his affidavit, VICE reports.
Agents discovered that the shirt was custom made and sold on Etsy and found that a user – Xx Mv – had posted a review about purchasing the shirt. The URL belonging to the Etsy was ‘alleycatlore.’ The page listed Philadelphia as being where the user lived.