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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Reward Notice

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Contact: Nicole Strong

$5,000 Reward Offered for Information on Sonic Arson

San Antonio, Texas – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Bexar County Fire Marshal’s Office, have announced a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification and/or arrest of the suspect(s) responsible for the Arson of the Sonic restaurant, located at 10764 Marbach Rd., San Antonio, Texas.

On November 19, 2018, at approximately 3:26 a.m., a male threw a rock through the front door of Sonic. In addition, multiple improvised incendiary devices (IIDs) were used to start a fire. The suspect is described 5’2’-5’8” and a slim build. The suspect wore dark pants, a dark hooded jacket, gloves, and boots.

On November 26, 2018, at approximately 3:00 a.m., an unidentified male broke a side door with a brick, gained entry, and started a fire. The fire resulted in a total loss. It was determined that both fires were intentionally set.

“Arson is a violent crime, and ATF is committed to working with our partners quickly to apprehend those responsible, as well as to prevent more crimes from occurring”, said ATF Houston Field Division Special Agent in Charge Fred Milanowski.

"We will make every effort to make sure that those responsible for this crime are found and held accountable.  We appreciate the strong partnership between the Bexar County Fire Marshal's Office and the ATF" said Bexar County Fire Marshal Chris Lopez.

Anyone with any information about this crime should contact ATF at 1-888-ATF-TIPS. Information can also be sent to, through ATF’s website at Tips can be submitted anonymously using the Reportit® app, available from both Google Play and the Apple App store, or by visiting”

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Suspect in arson of Sonic, San Antonio, Texas



Houston Field Division