A Los Angeles man accused of calling in bomb threats to the Wilshire Boulevard Temple has been charged with Making Malicious False Bomb Reports and Vandalism of religious property.
The streets around the temple were shut down for several hours after reports were telephoned in that there were bombs in a police car parked next to the temple. No bombs were found, but anti-Semitic graffiti was scrawled on a wooden construction wall on temple property.
Los Angeles Police Department Anti-Terrorist officers found and arrested the suspect, who was hiding behind a parked patrol car. He reportedly made all the bomb threat calls to police from a pay phone located at a spa near the synagogue.
The suspect has been charged with four counts of Making a Bomb Threat, one count of Vandalism at a house of worship, one count of a Hate Crime. The complaint additionally alleged three prior felony convictions including Making Criminal Threats.
If you, or someone you know has been charged with Vandalism, Making a Bomb Threat, Making Malicious False Bomb Reports, Making Criminal Threats or any other type of crime, it is essential to hire a Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer who can successfully defend your case.