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Two teens sentenced after vandalizing a rabbi's home

Posted at 5:28 PM, Mar 23, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-24 05:49:55-04

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Two teenagers who vandalizedthe home of Rabbi Mendy Greenberg, in Bonita Springs, have received their sentences in Lee County Juvenile Court Wednesday.

The two teens were charged by the Florida Criminal Mischief for more than $200 and the Florida "hate crime" statute was added, which is a third-degree felony.

According to the State Attorney, both the juveniles will be placed on probation that will include community service and a curfew. The two must also attend the Neighborhood Accountability Board with their legal parents or legal guardians.

"These juveniles will face their consequences immediately from the community they injured. They will learn of the impact of their senseless behavior by meeting with leaders of the Jewish community, and together, the community will determine how best to repair the harm."
State Attorney Amira Fox