Reward set for info in Reno KFC firebombing

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The FBI is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for a March firebombing/arson at a Reno KFC restaurant.

No injuries were reported in the March 9 incident at the Silverada Boulevard restaurant. Law enforcement officers called to the scene said there was evidence of a firebomb using Molotov cocktails, and the initials “ALF” were spray-painted on the drive-through menu.

The restaurant was unoccupied at the time. The building suffered minor damage.

According to an Associated Press report at the time, Animal Liberation Front activists have long accused KFC of animal cruelty. The group most recently claimed responsibility for a fire in February 2014 that badly damaged a KFC in Upper Hutt, New Zealand.

Nicoal Sheen, a national press officer for the North American Animal Liberation Press Office in Los Angeles, said in March that the group was not aware of anyone claiming responsibility for the incident in Reno. Based on the nature of the crime, the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force from Las Vegas is investigating this matter.