The sad, strange affair of Cheque Tires

I walked by the former site of Cheque Tires in South El Monte the other day and did a double-take. What was once a vibrant local tire shop is now a burnt-out husk.

Cheque Tires

What happened here? It’s the scene of a molotov cocktail attack that left three teenagers dead and a fireman injured.

As of now, the site is still there, collapsed buildings and all. It’s an eerie place, that’s for sure.

Cheque Tires
1252 Santa Anita Ave.

South El Monte, California 91733