- Associated Press - Monday, January 23, 2017

DAVIS, Calif. (AP) - Authorities are investigating a hate crime after a woman shattered windows and placed strips of uncooked bacon on a door handle of a Davis mosque.

The Los Angeles Times reports (https://lat.ms/2jiJhJ1 ) that the vandalism was discovered on Sunday at the Islamic Center of Davis. Two bicycles were also destroyed.

The Davis Police Department calls the attack a hate crime because of the bacon left behind. Muslims are prohibited from eating pork products.

Council on American-Islamic Relations’ Sacramento Valley chapter has offered a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction of the suspect or suspects. Surveillance video, according to the council, shows the woman placing the bacon on the door handle.

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