Police make arrest in Piermont storefront vandalism
Police in Piermont have made an arrest in the case of a storefront that was repeatedly vandalized.
Devout Catholic Richard Bruno, the owner of a chimney cleaning business on Piermont Avenue, had constantly posted anti-abortion signs in his windows. The latest vandalism involved defacing a picture of Pope John Paul II. Bruno set up a camera to catch the person responsible for tearing the signs down in the act. Police say 38-year-old Matthew Rubinoff, of Piermont, turned himself in. Rubinoff is charged with five counts of petit larceny and was released without bail.
Police in Piermont are investigating whether the vandalism will be considered a hate crime.
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