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Man Arrested for Vandalizing Florida Mosque on New Year’s Day: Police

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Brevard County Sheriff's Office

Police have arrested the man accused of smashing lights and windows at a mosque along Florida's Space Coast and leaving bacon at the door on New Year's Day.

Officers in the city of Titusville said 35-year-old Michael Scott Wolfe was taken into custody Monday. Online jail records show he's charged with criminal mischief of a religious building.

Authorities said the suspect went to the Islamic Society of Central Florida Masjid Al-Munin Mosque on Jan. 1.

Surveillance video shows the suspect entering the mosque's carport late at night when no one was there and using a machete to smash cameras, lights and windows.

Police said the bacon was left by the front door. Consumption of pork and products made from pork is forbidden in Islam.

Wolfe remains behind bars. It isn't clear if he has an attorney.

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