Yesterday, three vehicles at Anthony Pettis’ household had a flammable accelerant poured over them before being set ablaze.
While nobody was hurt, the incident was a stunning targeted attack on the former lightweight champion, and no doubt is an unnecessary and frightening distraction for the athlete who is in his preparation for his next contest.
While no comment was made yesterday, Pettis has now taken to Instagram to make a statement regarding the incident.
I am a fighter. I won't be defeated by this. I am also extremely confused and saddened by the events that occurred. I am grateful that no one was harmed by this cowardly act. My life as well as my loved ones were put in danger. I cannot understand why someone would want to hurt myself or my family. I will do everything I can to ensure that we find out who committed this crime and that they are prosecuted to the full extent of the law. I'm constantly defending my choice to stay in this city. Regardless of the crimes that have been occurring lately, this is my home. I really hope the city that I rep has my back on this one and helps by reporting anything they know about this. #teampettis #250k🔥
While facts are still being gathered, police reportedly believe that an unknown assailant “used an accelerant to ignite two of the vehicles which forced flames to spread to a third vehicle.”
“I saw a car speeding through the neighbourhood,” neighbour Carson Blaszak is quoted as saying. “Right around the same time as that happened, there was kind of a large bang. It was three cars caught on fire. I just, I ran outside, and I was hoping, you know, the house hopefully wasn’t gonna catch on fire.”
While a neighbour saw a car speeding away from the incident, as of yet, no arrests have been made.