Bookstore Arson on Hawthorne
ROSE CITY – Investigators believe arson was the caused a fire at a Woman’s Empowerment Bookstore Friday night.
According to police, officers responded to a burglar alarm at the bookstore located on Hawthorne by 37th AVE around 10:38 p.m.
About eight minutes later, the fire alarm sounded. Firefighters responded and fought the fire at the business.
Through the course of their investigation, it was determined that someone slid an explosive device through the mail slot.
No one was in the building at the time and there are no reported injuries.
So far, no arrests have been made.
A note left by the bookstore claims a group called “The Bridge City Beta Males” were responsible for the arson. At this time investigators have not released any details of the fire.