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Man sentenced to 15 years to destroy Florida mosque

TITUSVILLE, Florida. – A man who destroyed Florida mosque by smashing windows and lights with a machete and leaving bacon on the scene pleaded guilty to criminal mischief to a place of worship.

The state attorney’s office for Brevard and Seminole counties said Michael Wolfe was sentenced to 15 years in prison, followed by 15 years of probation after he pleaded guilty Tuesday. The penalty was a hate crime enhancement.

The 37-year-old was sentenced as a habitual offender. Titusville police arrested Wolfe in January 2016 after the New Year’s Day vandalism. A surveillance video showed him smashing lights, cameras, and windows with a machete.

Bacon was abandoned by the front door. The consumption of pork and products made of pork is prohibited in Islam.

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