A Florida man was arrested for defacing murals on buildings and could face enhanced charges, police say.
According to investigators, on August 26, 2023 at approximately 3:20 a.m., Orlando Police officers responded to 927 and 946 North Mills Avenue in reference to several murals that were defaced on buildings utilized for LGBTQ+ outreach.
The graffiti included hateful rhetoric targeting the LGBTQ+ community, police say.
On September 13, 2023, Matthew Michael Robinson, 34, was arrested and charged with 3 counts of Criminal Mischief.
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“We will be seeking enhancements for evidence of prejudice during the commission of these crimes,” said Orlando Police Department.
“We are still encouraging anyone who has information related to this incident to contact the Orlando Police Criminal Investigations Division or pass on their information anonymously through Central Florida Crimeline,” said OPD.
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