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Anti-Semitic graffiti left at Jewish school; Naples man charged

Posted at 2:20 PM, Nov 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-16 18:17:46-05

NAPLES, Fla. – An arrest has been made after a Collier County preschool office was tagged with a hate message.

19-year-old Michael Dami of Naples has been accused of trashing a preschool at a Jewish community center and covering the walls with anti-Semitic graffiti.

It happened at the Preschool of the Arts at the Chabad Jewish Community Center on Mandarin Road back on October 18th.

According to the Collier County Sheriff’s Office, surveillance video from the school shows a man, later identified as Dami, entering an administrative office around midnight and leaving over an hour later with items in his hand.

When school officials arrived in the morning, they found the office destroyed, with windows busted, TV monitors destroyed, papers strewn around, and several items missing. The suspect had also used lipstick to write on a window “You Jews never learn! Heil Hitler!”

Some of the stolen items were found in Dami’s possession during an unrelated arrest on November 13th. 

Dami is now charged with burglary, grand theft, and criminal mischief.