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Man arrested on hate crimes for smashing NYC church windows

A person accused of smashing within the home windows of a Queens church with an enormous stick has been busted on hate crime costs, police revealed Sunday.

Tonnie Smith, 32, was taken into custody over the assault on the Neighborhood Church of Christ in Jamaica earlier this month.

The Queens man was charged with prison mischief as a hate crime and aggravated harassment as a hate crime, cops stated.

It was reported to police that on Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at 0126 hours at the Community Church of Christ, located at 167-04 108 Avenue, an unidentified male used a stick to brake the front window frame of the main entrance of the church and the glass window located by the front entrance ramp. The unidentified male fled on foot. The investigation, by the NYPD’s Hate Crime Unit, is ongoing.
Tonnie Smith solely lives a couple of blocks away from the church.
NYPD
It was reported to police that on Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at 0126 hours at the Community Church of Christ, located at 167-04 108 Avenue, an unidentified male used a stick to brake the front window frame of the main entrance of the church and the glass window located by the front entrance ramp. The unidentified male fled on foot. The investigation, by the NYPD’s Hate Crime Unit, is ongoing.
Tonnie Smith was charged with prison mischief as a hate crime and aggravated harassment as a hate crime.
NYPD

Police had been looking Smith ever since he was caught on surveillance cameras allegedly breaking two glass home windows on the entrance of the church on 108th Avenue simply earlier than 1:30 a.m. on March 8.

The footage confirmed shards of glass flying from each home windows within the aftermath.

Smith then fled on foot, in accordance with cops.

It was reported to police that on Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at 0126 hours at the Community Church of Christ, located at 167-04 108 Avenue, an unidentified male used a stick to brake the front window frame of the main entrance of the church and the glass window located by the front entrance ramp. The unidentified male fled on foot. The investigation, by the NYPD’s Hate Crime Unit, is ongoing.
Tonnie Smith was caught on surveillance cameras.
NYPD
It was reported to police that on Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at 0126 hours at the Community Church of Christ, located at 167-04 108 Avenue, an unidentified male used a stick to brake the front window frame of the main entrance of the church and the glass window located by the front entrance ramp. The unidentified male fled on foot. The investigation, by the NYPD’s Hate Crime Unit, is ongoing.
Tonnie Smith fled on foot.
NYPD

The suspect solely lives a couple of blocks away from the church, police stated.

A motive for the assault wasn’t instantly clear.

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