A man has been charged with a hate crime for allegedly vandalizing the same Van Nuys business on multiple occasions with anti-Semitic graffiti, City Attorney Mike Feuer announced Monday in a statement.
Defendant Amos Hason, 49, was arrested over the weekend on the hate crime charges and additional alleged weapons violations.
Charges allege that on two separate occasions in April, Hason painted swastikas and anti-Semitic graffiti, including, “Adolf was right. Kill Jews!” on the rear fence and dumpster of a Van Nuys plumbing business.
Hason is charged with six criminal counts, including three counts of vandalism and three counts of a hate crime against the Jewish owner of the business. If convicted, Hason faces up to three years in jail and $15,000 in fines.
Hason is scheduled to be arraigned May 6.