A California woman was caught on surveillance footage as she went on a destructive rampage against the Islamic Center of Davis, breaking doors and windows, slashing bike seats and tires, and leaving strips of bacon on door handles.
According to the Islamic Center, the woman apparently used an ice pick to vandalize much of the property, and she was also seen wielding a small knife in order to attack the bicycles that were parked outside of the premises.
But what has made authorities perceive this as a hate crime is the fact that the unidentified perpetrator was wielding bacon – pork meat is considered “haram” in the Muslim faith and should not be handled or consumed.
The incident, which took place at around 3:50 am on Sunday, is currently being investigated by the Davis Police Department. The Council of American-Islamic Relations’ Sacramento Branch has also gotten involved, offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the suspect’s arrest.
CAIR Sacramento is also demanding that a state and federal investigation take place as well.