The 29-year-old New York man is the third person arrested in Brooklyn’s Molotov cocktail attack on NYPD
A New York man faces up to 10 years in prison for supplying glass bottles used in a Molotov cocktail attack on police during George Floyd protests in May.
Timothy Amerman, a 29-year-old painter from Saugerties, New York, will appear in court on Monday in Albany, charged with helping Samantha Shader on May 29.
27-year-old Shader was arrested after allegedly throwing the bottle into an NYPD van with four officers inside. The device did not explode and all four escaped.
Samantha Shader was arrested for allegedly throwing a Molotov cocktail at a NYPD car in Brooklyn
Samantha Shader was arrested after the May 29 attack on NYPD and is serving life in prison
Amerman admitted to investigators that he invited Shader to take bottles out of his trash while she was on her way to the protests.
He said he didn’t think she would use them to make a fire hazard device.
Amerman said he also gave Shader masks, rope, plastic bags, marijuana, and $ 10 in gas money, and according to prosecutors, she took a hammer out of his tool bucket.
Amerman is charged with civil disorder and conspiracy.
He was sentenced to prison after an initial court appearance on Saturday in Albany and is back in court on Monday for a hearing to transfer the case to Brooklyn.
A bystander who was recording a video of the incident in the Crown Heights area of Brooklyn picked up the bottle and gave it to the police, prosecutors said.
It was an old Bulleit bourbon bottle, and Amerman told investigators that Bulleit is his favorite brand of bourbon, prosecutors said.
The device shattered two windows but did not ignite, and none of the four officers in the vehicle were seriously injured.
The makeshift weapon didn’t fire because Shader reportedly used toilet paper instead of a cloth as a wick.
Shader was caught on the camera preparing the device, but it didn’t fire on impact
Shader has been in prison since the attack, pending trial. She represents prison life on explosives and arson.
It also revealed that Shader had been arrested in 13 states prior to the bombing.
Shader’s sister Darian is charged with allegedly jumping on the back of a police officer and attempting to stop the arrest.
In an interview with law enforcement officers, prosecutors said Shader admitted to throwing the Molotov cocktail, but she allegedly falsely claimed to have been given the bottle by a black man she encountered on the street.
DailyMail.com has learned that Samantha Shader had been arrested in 13 states prior to the bombing
She even described three people, saying the man who handed her the bottle was a “fat man” with her in “skinny dreads” of different colors, court documents say.
The other man was smaller and wearing a hat, and the woman was thin with “poofy” hair in a ponytail, Shader claimed.
Her sister Darian Shader (pictured) was also arrested during protests in Brooklyn. Samantha faces federal charge for damaging a police vehicle, Darian has been charged with opposition to government arrest and obstruction
Shader stated that the man who handed her the bottle told her they would prove a point, and [Shader] stated that she felt important the moment she took the bottle because she was the only white person around, “the newspapers say.
However, authorities heard that it was Amerman who reportedly delivered the bottles of a note in the car that Shader took to meet a friend so they could carpool to the protest, the prosecutors said.
“I found a few more glass bottles than I thought I had, but still not much,” said the note, which prosecutors said included Amerman’s fingerprints.
“I wish I had more,” he wrote.
Please be safe. Really[.] Good Luck, – Love Tim. ‘
Prosecutors allege that some of Amerman’s social media posts indicate that he supports riots and related criminal activities, such as one of the Shaders who also told them that black people have ‘every right to build a land they built for free to burn ‘.
Amerman exchanged messages with another user on Facebook the night of the firebombing attack, saying he had sent an invitation to participate in the protests, but “knocked out several others,” the prosecutors said.