SALT LAKE CITY — A Canadian man who threw Molotov cocktails at a Cedar Hills home last year is headed to prison.
A federal judge Wednesday sentenced Tien Ming Chen, also known as Isaac Chen, to 10 years in prison. Chen, 30, pleaded guilty in March to one count of interstate travel to commit a crime of violence and one count of use of fire to commit a felon.
Chen flew to Utah from Vancouver, B.C., and tossed three Molotov cocktails at a home in Cedar Hills last July. Two exploded at the front door and inside the front window, causing minor damage but no injuries. The third did not go off.
The explosion awakened the homeowner who saw a red car speeding a way. Police stopped Chen at the Salt Lake City International Airport near the rental car return driving a red Hyundai Sonata.
Chen apparently had a financial dispute with a man in Alpine and tried to intimidate him by threatening the man's brother in Cedar Hills.