Ed Driscoll


SUSPECTED ECO-TERRORIST ARRESTED, according to AP, which reports:

A 25-year-old man was arrested Friday by FBI agents for investigation of arson and vandalism that caused $1 million in damages last month at a Hummer dealership, police said.

Joshua Thomas Connole, of Pomona, was arrested at home about 12:30 a.m., said Cpl. Rudy Lopez, a West Covina police spokesman.

Connole’s roommate, Emily Lutz, 25, said he was a peace activist who has protested the war in Iraq and actions of the Bush administration.

She told the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin in Saturday’s newspaper that Connole and Lutz belonged to the Regen Co-op, a housing cooperative.

“There are about a dozen of us who live together, and we’re trying to promote communal living, environmental sustainability and social justice,” she said. “We do demonstrations, we have workshops, we attend informational meetings and we attend protests.”

And if Connole is found guilty, destroy perfectly legal automobile dealers, as well.