A mask woman who was captured setting two police vehicles on fire during Gorge Floyd’s protests in Philadelphia has been identified and arrested by FBI agents.
It took an Etsy review, a LinkedIn profile, a handful of Instagram videos, and a few Google searches for FBI agents to identify the true identified of the famous masked woman.
The violent protests took place on May 30 in response to the killing of George Floyd a black man who was murdered by the white Minneapolis Police Officer on 25th May.
As reported by NbcPhiladelphia , at the start of their investigation, FBI agents only had access to helicopter footage from a local news station. This showed a woman wearing a bandana throwing flaming debris into the smashed window of a police sedan.
Later, an amateur photographer gave the FBI about 500 photos of the protest, with the help of those pictures they were able to clearly see what the woman was wearing, including a T-shirt with the slogan: “Keep the Immigrants. Deport the Racists.”
By searching for videos of the protests uploaded to Instagram and Vimeo, the agents were able to find additional footage of the incident, and spotted a peace sign tattoo on the woman’s right forearm.
Next, the FBI started tracking her clothes, and the only place to buy this exact T-shirt was an Etsy store, where a user calling themselves “alleycatlore” had left a five-star review for the seller just few days before the protest. Using Google to search for this username, agents then found a matching profile at the online fashion marketplace Poshmark which listed the user’s name as “Lore-elisabeth.”
A search for “Lore-elisabeth” led to a LinkedIn profile for one Lore Elisabeth Blumenthal, employed as a massage therapist at a Philadelphia massage studio. Videos hosted by the studio showed an individual with the same distinctive peace tattoo on their arm. A phone number listed for Blumenthal led to an address. As reported by NBC Philadelphia, a subpoena served to the Etsy seller showed a “Keep the Immigrants. Deport the Racists.” T-shirt had recently been delivered to that same address.
Lore-Elisabeth Blumenthal, 33, faces two counts of felony arson and she is currently being held in federal custody. If convicted, she faces a maximum of 10 years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000.
For those of you who think that you can perpetrate evil under a mask disguise, should better think twice because there no such thing as perfect crime.
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