PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A 22-year-old man allegedly admitted throwing flares into a Target store and a Portland police car during the May Day riot “because I am a f—–g idiot.”
Damion Zachary Feller currently faces 1st- and 2nd-degree arson and riot charges but more charges may be coming.
Investigators identified him as a suspect after reviewing video of the incident and receiving tips from the public. There was also evidence that reportedly linked him to the crime.
Detectives found Feller at SE Park Avenue and Stark Street 2 days after the riot, arrested him and read him his Miranda rights.
In the Probable Cause documents obtained by KOIN 6 News, investigators said Feller was previously arrested March 29 for “lighting a road flare during a protest march.”
Despite the flare-thrower’s mask during the May Day riot, a detective recognized him as Feller through certain characteristics — clothing, shoes, eye glasses, build.
Feller, the probable cause document states, agreed to talk with investigators following his Wednesday arrest. He was shown a photo of the flares being thrown and he said, “I saw that online and I knew I was f—-d.”
Feller allegedly said he got the flares from someone he didn’t know and tossed them into Target and the police car “because I am a f—–g idiot.”
He’s being held in the Multnomah County Jail.