January 19, 2023

$25,000 Reward Offered in Exchange for Information Leading to Identity of Suspects in Molotov Cocktail Attack in Costa Mesa

The FBI’s Los Angeles Field Office is seeking the public’s help in order to identify the individuals responsible for the arson of a medical building in Costa Mesa, California, on March 13, 2022. 

As part of a national effort to bring awareness to a series of attacks and threats targeting reproductive health service facilities across the country, the FBI is offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of the suspects responsible for this crime. 

On March 13, 2022, at approximately 1:00 a.m., two unknown suspects were captured on surveillance video throwing a Molotov cocktail at the front door of a medical building used by Planned Parenthood in Costa Mesa, California. One unknown suspect wore a blue hooded sweatshirt with the hood up, dark-colored pants, a multi-colored facial covering, dark shoes, and green gloves. The second unknown suspect wore a black hooded sweatshirt with the hood up, jeans, a dark-colored facial covering, black shoes with white trim, and dark-colored gloves. 

This criminal act is a potential violation of Title 18 U.S.C. § 844(i), Destruction by Means of a Fire or Explosive, which carries a penalty of up to 20 years in federal prison.   

This investigation is being conducted jointly by the FBI and the Costa Mesa Police Department. 

Anyone with information is asked to call 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324), contact their local FBI office, or submit a tip online at tips.fbi.gov. You may remain anonymous.   

You can view the seeking information poster for this crime here.

You can view seeking information posters for other arsons and potential FACE Act violations here.