A 61-year-old Florida man has been charged with multiple counts of criminal mischief after he slashed 100 bike tiers and keyed swastikas onto at least five different cars.
The incident took place in late-February, according to a report by the Huffington Post, after police received a swarm of calls reporting that dozens of Citi bikes had their tires slashed. The bike vandalism took place over the course of about 30 days, sources noted, but the now-defendant didn’t stop there.
Timothy Merriam then went to a predominantly Jewish neighborhood and began to key swastikas onto cars! One victim told reporters that he felt the crime was intended to offend the neighborhood’s residents.
Merriam hasn’t said what prompted him to go on the crime spree; jail records show he’s being held on $11,000 bail bonds.
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