Incident Summary:

11/29/2005: In a series of related incidents, unknown perpetrators carried out incendiary attacks on two separate car dealerships in San Diego, United States,Collectively, the value of the property damage from these related incidents was approximately $167,000. In this particular attack, at 2:45 a.m. local time, Pacific Nissan car dealership was targeted and five sport utility vehicles (SUVs) were set on fire, which resulted in approximately $150,000 in property damage. No casualties resulted from this incident and although no group claimed responsibility, authorities suspect Earth Liberation Front (ELF).



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:


San Diego

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Pacific Nissan car dealership
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage $150,000.00
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Although no group claimed responsibility, authorities suspect Earth Liberation Front (ELF).
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Earth Liberation Front (ELF) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 0
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Joe Hughes, “Arson razes luxury vehicles; 2 CAR DEALERSHIPS LATEST VICTIMS IN SERIES OF BLAZES IN PACIFIC BEACH,” The San Diego Union-Tribune, November 30, 2005.
“SD Dealership Fires,” City News Service, November 29, 2005.
“Vehicles burned at two San Diego dealerships,” The Associated Press State & Local Wire, November 29, 2005.