New evidence in mosque vandalism details scene, texts on suspect's phone

TITUSVILLE, Fla. — Channel 9 obtained new evidence in a vandalism case at a Brevard County mosque, where the suspect used a machete and bacon.

Court records show Michael Wolfe, 35, was texting about getting shooting and weapons training.

Police said a machete-wielding Wolfe was caught on surveillance video vandalizing the Islamic Society of Central Florida mosque on Washington Avenue on New Year’s Day.

Raw: Surveillance video of mosque vandal

Newly released photos show broken windows, a pile of uncooked bacon by the front door and damaged surveillance cameras.

Last month, prosecutors added hate crime enhancements to his criminal mischief and armed burglary charges.

In court records, police said they found an alarming text message and pictures on Wolfe’s phone after his arrest.

The state attorney’s office said it doesn’t have copies of the texts yet, but a report said he was sending text messages to an unidentified woman in Texas.

In documents, investigators said some of the texts read, “Tell them Merry Christmas and have a bacon wrapped New Year,” and “Mosque hunting.”

Investigators said Wolfe referred to President Obama as a “Muslim-loving traitor” and a “worthless goat” and called for the “death of Allah.”

Wolfe is being held in the Brevard County Jail.

The FBI has not decided whether to bring federal hate crime charges against Wolfe.

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