A man in Florida was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment for vandalizing a mosque in central Florida.
In an incident that was caught on camera, Michael Wolfe, 37, smashed the windows and lights of the mosque with a machete and left bacon there. He will spend an additional 15 years on probation after release.
He pleaded guilty to criminal mischief to criminal mischief to a place of worship. His sentencing entails a hate crime enhancement and the fact that he was a habitual offender.
The incident took place in January 2016.
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