Spray Painting Of Mosque “Joke”, Could Get A Man 6 Years
I went to a school with a guy who thought it would be funny to go into a local bank and pass a note to the teller asking for money or else. He later claimed it was a joke. That didn't go to well for our class clown. Something similar could be happening to a guy charged with spray painting racial hate on a Moorhead, Minnesota mosque.
22-year-old Benjamin Enderle has been charged with with a gross misdemeanor of harassment and one felony count of second-degree criminal property damage. According to an article on Valley News Live, Enderle says it was all a joke. "He doesn't hate those people." Enderle admitted to spray painting "Death to Islam" and "Go to Hell" because he wanted to get a reaction from the community and media. Mission accomplished.
According to court documents, Enderle can been seen on surveillance video around 11 am on April 24th buying "red" spray paint at a nearby Walmart. The crime then happened sometime late that evening or early Sunday morning at the Moorhead-Fargo Islamic Community Center at 2215 12th Ave in Moorhead.
Police got a break in the case when an employee at the Dilworth, Minnesota Walmart said they have a video of a guy buying "red" spray paint wearing the same clothing as the person who spray painted the mosque. Police, obtained a search warrant of Enderle's residence and arrested him shortly after.
This joke, could get the 22 year old Benjamin Enderle up to 6 years in prison. That's no laughing matter.