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Maryland police arrest man who allegedly vandalized church and wrote offensive message


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Maryland police arrested a man on Friday who they believe vandalized a church and wrote an offensive message on its door.

The incident happened Aug. 3 when Donald Eugene Hood, Jr., 66, allegedly vandalized the Kingdom Celebration Center in Gambrills, Maryland at around 9:15 p.m., according to the Anne Arundel County Police Department.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found an “offensive message” on the door of the church.

Police said the suspect was identified through surveillance cameras.

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The incident happened Aug. 3 when Donald Eugene Hood, Jr., 66, allegedly vandalized the Kingdom Celebration Center in Gambrills, Maryland at around 9:15 p.m., according to the Anne Arundel County Police Department.
(Anne Arundel County Police Department)

Hood was arrested on Friday and charged with malicious destruction of property, on three counts related to destroying, harassing and targeting a group because of their racial, ethnic, sexual orientation or disability status.

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Police say Hood was released on his own recognizance after an initial hearing.


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