Somebody Firebombed UFC Star Anthony Pettis’s Cars Outside His Milwaukee Home
Somebody torched three cars parked outside the Milwaukee home of UFC Star Anthony Pettis around 1 a.m. on Thursday morning.
Police say somebody doused two of Pettis’s cars with some sort of accelerant, set them ablaze, and then took off in a speeding car. The flames from the two cars also set a third car on fire and damaged the front of Pettis’s house.
“I saw a car speeding through the neighborhood,” witness Carson Blaszak told Fox 6 Milwaukee. “Right around the same time as that happened, there was kind of a large bang. It was three cars caught on fire. I just, I ran outside, and I was hoping, you know, the house hopefully wasn’t gonna catch on fire.”
Pettis issued a statement on Friday, along with a terrifying photo of the blaze:
I am a fighter. I won’t be defeated by this. I am also extremely confused and saddened by the events that occurred. I am grateful that no one was harmed by this cowardly act. My life as well as my loved ones were put in danger. I cannot understand why someone would want to hurt myself or my family. I will do everything I can to ensure that we find out who committed this crime and that they are prosecuted to the full extent of the law. I’m constantly defending my choice to stay in this city. Regardless of the crimes that have been occurring lately, this is my home. I really hope the city that I rep has my back on this one and helps by reporting anything they know about this. #teampettis #250k
Meanwhile, here’s a photo of the aftermath via Fox 6:
It is unclear why Pettis was targeted, and at this time police do not have any suspects.
Hopefully justice will be served.