Lore-Elisabeth Blumenthal Biography, Lore-Elisabeth Blumenthal Wiki
Lore-Elisabeth Blumenthal is a 33-year-old massage therapist accused in the arson of two Philadelphia police cars during the George Floyd protests. She was tracked down by the FBI using her peace tattoo and Etsy and LinkedIn profiles.
Lore-Elisabeth Blumenthal Age
She is 44 years old
Lore-Elisabeth Blumenthal Background
The 2012 obituary of Blumenthal’s father, Bernhardt “Bernie” Blumenthal, says that he was “a graduate of LaSalle University who chaired the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures there for more than 40 years and wrote poetry in German.” The obit appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer.
“He was a magnificent teacher and a great editor,” said Leo Rudnytzky, a friend of the father, to the newspaper. “He was a consummate stylist with great editorial skills. His great love was German poetry.”
He was born in Philadelphia, the son of Bernhardt and Rosemary Blumenthal, and died of cancer. The obit says that Lore-Elisabeth has two sisters, a brother, and a stepbrother. Her parents were described as divorced.
Lore-Elisabeth Blumenthal Linkedin
According to her Linkedin profile, she is a massage therapist and a massage teacher.
Lore-Elisabeth Blumenthal Identifed
The FBI used Blumenthal’s social media to help identify her and they traced her Etsy T-shirt to the store where she bought it, a criminal complaint alleges. United States Attorney William M. McSwain announced that Lore-Elisabeth Blumenthal, 33, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania has been charged by criminal complaint for the arson of two Philadelphia Police Department (PPD) vehicles.
“The defendant is currently in federal custody…The government will be filing a motion for the defendant to be detained pending trial,” the U.S. Department of Justice wrote in a press release.
“Masses of people took to the streets of Philadelphia on May 30, exercising their right to peacefully protest,” said Michael J. Driscoll, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Philadelphia Division. “They were there to send a message in which they truly believed. Sprinkled among the crowd, though, were agitators, whose sole purpose was to commit crimes and cause chaos. As alleged, Blumenthal came prepared for just that, carrying out these arsons that destroyed property and put many lives at risk. Sadly, such acts also hijacked the message of the day’s demonstrators, whose calls for change were obscured for a time by the smoke from all those fires. Working with our law enforcement partners, the FBI is committed to bringing to justice those responsible for violent acts during the otherwise peaceful protests in Philadelphia.”
Lore-Elisabeth Blumenthal in George Floyd protests
Following peaceful protests in the early afternoon of May 30, 2020 in response to the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, “civil unrest began to unfold later that afternoon in Philadelphia that resulted in widespread looting, burglary, arson, destruction of property, and other violent acts,” the DOJ wrote in a news release.
“On that day, two vehicles, one PPD sedan (number 2514) and one PPD sport utility vehicle (number 1612), were parked on the north side of City Hall in Philadelphia. During the violent episodes that began around City Hall that afternoon, Blumenthal allegedly set fire to both vehicles.”
According to the complaint, Blumenthal’s actions were captured on video. She was seen wearing a mask and a blue T-Shirt. She also had a peace sign tattoo. These items would prove instrumental in tracking her down.
“Various videos taken at the scene captured the defendant wearing protective goggles and gloves, taking a flaming piece of wooden police barricade from the rear window of the PPD sedan that was already on fire, and then shoving the flaming wood into the PPD SUV that was not on fire. Within minutes, the PPD SUV was also completely engulfed in flames. As result of the fires, both PPD vehicles were destroyed,” the release states.
Authorities wrote in the complaint that they witnessed a feed from a news helicopter that was covering the destruction of the police vehicles. A white female, in a blue T-shirt and jeans, was wearing a brown-green backpack, grey gloves, a multi-colored mask, and black boots.
Authorities were able to obtained freezes of frames from the news video to establish a general description of gender, race, clothing and accessories of the woman.
Next, investigators viewed a picture of the woman posted to Instagram.
Police magnified and cropped an image from an Instagram photo and noticed a “tattoo of a stylized peace sign on her right forearm,” the complaint says.