June 28, 2023

USA: Woman Sentenced ONLY 2 YEARS In Prison For Firebombing Attack Inside A Torrance, CA Bank For Waiting Too Long In Line. She Fled To GA. They Found Her With A Cache Of Firebomb Components.


The Post Millennial
written by Thomas Stevenson
Wednesday June 28, 2023

A woman has been arrested and sentenced to only 24 months in prison after firebombing a bank in Los Angeles, California with a Molotov cocktail.

Tenranee Millet was arrested in January of 2021 on the other side of the country in Georgia after having causing the explosion in September earlier that year. Millet was a student at Santa Monica College in California.

On March 21, Millet pleaded guilty to "unlawful possession of a firearm and destructive device," according to a press release from the US Attorney's Office in the Central District of California.

In September of 2021, after having a dispute with the branch manager, Millet yelled she would "blow this b*tch up!"

After Millet left briefly, the manager called 911 and notified law enforcement.

Millet came back a few minutes later to throw a Molotov cocktail into the branch. The explosion caused a fire and as Millet left, she threatened another customer and threw a glass bottle at the customer's truck.

The reason for the initial dispute was that Millet had grown impatient waiting in line. When she spoke to the manager Millet said that she believed she had been waiting for too long in line.

Within a few minutes police arrived and recovered what remained of the explosive device.

At the time of her arrest in Georgia, Millet led police on chase in a stolen van which ended when she crashed. Inside the van, other materials for Molotov cocktails were found.

Officers used video surveillance from the bank branch to identify Millet committing the crimes in LA. She suffered injuries from the crash which were then treated.

She has been in custody since the arrest and will now be admitted to federal prison.

She was originally charged in March of 2022 with "one count of attempted arson and one count of unlawful possession of a destructive device," according to records from the US Attorney's office.

If she had been convicted of each original charge, she would have had a "mandatory minimum sentence of five years in federal prison" for the charges that were originally brought.
I added this South Bay Cities map from LA Metro website.
U.S. Justice Dept.
Tuesday June 27, 2023

LOS ANGELES – A South Bay woman was sentenced today to 24 months in federal prison for throwing a Molotov cocktail inside a bank in Torrance after having a dispute with the branch manager.

Teranee Millet, 35, of Gardena, was sentenced by United States District Judge Stanley Blumenfeld Jr.

Millet pleaded guilty on March 21 to unlawful possession of a firearm and destructive device.

On September 20, 2021, Millet entered a Bank of America branch in Torrance. She spoke to the bank manager and demanded to be helped by another teller because she believed she had been waiting in line for too long.

When the bank manager informed her that no other tellers were available and she would have to continue waiting, Millet used profane language and then yelled, “I’m going to blow this bitch up!” In response, the bank manager called 911 and informed law enforcement of Millet’s comments.

A few minutes later, Millet returned to the bank branch and threw a Molotov cocktail into the bank, causing a fire in the middle of the bank. A bank customer successfully extinguished the fire. On her way out of the bank’s parking lot and before law enforcement arrived, she threatened another customer and threw a glass bottle at the customer’s truck, causing minor damage to the vehicle. Police responded within a few minutes, secured the scene and recovered the item that Millet threw on the floor.

Law enforcement used bank surveillance photos to help identify Millet.

Millet was arrested in Georgia in December 2021, after she led law enforcement on a chase in a stolen U-Haul van that ended with the van crashing, according to court documents. Inside the van, law enforcement recovered a gym bag containing four packs of glass bottles with tissue paper inserted inside the bottles, a can of lighter fluid and a five-gallon can of gasoline, according to court documents. Millet sustained injuries in the crash and later received medical treatment. She has been in custody since that time.

The FBI, the Torrance Police Department, and the Torrance Fire Department investigated this matter.

Assistant United States Attorney Kellye Ng of the Violent and Organized Crime Section prosecuted this case.

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