- June 12, 2021
- Posted by: Stratford Team
- Category: Business
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Brooklyn Park business owner is struggling to reopen after her store was targeted by arsonists.
It happened just days after the police shooting death of Daunte Wright in April. Surveillance video from Letia Blade’s store shows two people breaking in and dumping a flammable liquid on the floor, then setting it on fire.
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The ATF has offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the arsonists.
“Seeing those videos really, really broke my heart because I put a lot of time and energy into my store,” said Letia.
And for Letia the timing couldn’t have been worse. She’s the owner of Top 2 Bottom, a store that specializes in men’s formal wear.
After losing business to the pandemic last year, she was getting ready for what was supposed to be a busy prom and wedding season.
“Another person came here,…