In addition to the prison time, Dylan Shakespeare Robinson, 23, was ordered to pay $12 million in restitution for damage to Minneapolis’ third police precinct on May 28, 2020. Robinson pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit arson back in December.
“Mr. Robinson chose to depart from lawful protest and instead engaged in violence and destruction,” said Acting US Attorney Anders Folk. “The arson at the Minneapolis Police Department’s Third Precinct put lives at risk and contributed to widespread lawlessness in Minneapolis.”
The 23-year-old reportedly boasted about his exploits via Snapchat saying “These guys have never made a Molotov … Rookies.”
Robinson’s three co-defendants, Bryce Michael Williams, 27; Davon De-Andre Turner, 25; and Branden Michael Wolfe, 23, all pleaded guilty to one count each of conspiracy to commit arson.