SAN BERNARDINO (CBSLA) – The unrest that hit the Los Angeles metro area over the weekend, sparked by the death of George Floyd, also spread to the Inland Empire Sunday, where a DMV in San Bernardino was set ablaze and several stores were looted.

Looters break into a store in San Bernardino, Calif. May 31, 2020. (CBSLA)

Protests in San Bernardino turned violent when a DMV on Waterman Avenue and 13th Street was set on fire. A man was caught on video breaking inside and using some type of torch to set items ablaze.

San Bernardino Fire Department crews were able to extinguish the flames before they destroyed the building. California Highway Patrol officers also responded, but by the time they got on scene, the arsonist had escaped.

Looters Sunday night also ransacked a Walgreens and several other stores located just a few blocks away from the DMV. Several buildings sustained smashed-out windows and busted doors and panels.

An arsonist sets fire to a DMV in San Bernardino, Calif. May 31, 2020. (CBSLA)

May 31, 2020. (CBSLA)

The city of San Bernardino declared a state of emergency at issued a curfew that began at 8 p.m. Sunday and ran through sunrise on Sunday. The city said the curfew will continue until the state of emergency is lifted.

“Right now, our major focus is restoring order in the city and also making sure we can continue to function as we move forward from this incident,” San Bernardino police Lt. Michele Mahan told CBSLA Sunday night.

Meanwhile, a group used rocks to smash glass doors and break into the Hemet Valley Mall, located 2200 W Florida Ave. It’s unclear how many businesses were damaged inside or if there were any arrests.

Comments (5)
  1. Lee Sa says:

    These lowlifes have ruin local businesses, their neighbors livihoods, and their own economy. I say, you destroy your DMV, dont think about using one in another city. You destroyed yours, like a bunch or crazy animals. You’re selfish and stupid. What kind of person uses a tragedy for their own personal gain? Someone who should be locked up and not given a second glance. You are creating a world of hate by your ignorance. Violence is not an answer or solution…it contributes to the problem. Grow up and take responsibility for yourselves and stop using someone else’s hardship for an excuse for your bad and immoral behavior.

  2. Carol Shelton says:

    I also blame to media for promoting this by bringing on BLM to speak and rage up anger to these idiots BLM and Antifa are all bought and paid for groups by Soros and the Evil Democrats, lets see you finally report the truth instead of fanning the flames to bring out more violence .You should all be ashamed of yourselves.. Not news anymore, just opinions and rage..

    1. DW says:

      you are an idiot dude. A complete idiot

  3. QQ says:

    Notice what area of San Bernardino was looted? I’m not surprised. Most people wouldn’t be caught dead in that part of town, let alone after dark.

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