Four people have been arrested for vandalizing a menorah sculpture in an Arizona Jewish families front yard. Back in December, Chandler Arizona police received from Naomi and Seth Ellis who woke up to find the 8-foot tall menorah they had built had been vandalized and turned into a swastika. Before you start screaming “This is Trump’s fault!” (as MANY publications have), that argument turns out not to hold up once again (as we’ve commented on before). VIA AZ Central:
One of the suspects was identified by Chandler police as 19-year-old Clive Jamar Wilson. The other three suspects are male juveniles, according to Sgt. Daniel Mejia, Chandler police spokesman.
All four were arrested on suspicion of first-degree criminal trespass and aggravated criminal damage.
A Facebook post by Naomi Ellis detailing the incident went viral, and the family received an outpouring of public support.
After police removed the disfigured menorah from the front yard, Seth Ellis rebuilt the menorah and the family held a relighting ceremony for the community days later at their home in the 4600 block of West Boston Street.
About 100 people showed up to show support for the Ellis family while they relit the menorah.
All four of those arrested in the case have been released pending the submittal of charges to the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, Mejia said in a statement.