- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 2, 2016

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Detectives are searching for a vandal who wrote an obscenity on a Florida mosque’s street signs.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday that the vandal spray-painted the signs outside the Alamin Islamic Center overnight.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations says the mosque’s surveillance cameras recorded a car entering the parking lot about 12:40 a.m. Wednesday. The group says an individual got out of the car and painted the signs.

In September, a Fort Pierce mosque sometimes attended by the Orlando nightclub shooter was torched. A suspect was arrested. Several weeks earlier, a worshipper at that mosque was struck in the face in the parking lot.

Two August fires at Tampa-area mosques were also ruled to be arson.

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