New York man admits to painting swastikas on his own home

A man in upstate New York admitted to spray-painting swastikas and hate messages on his own home, officials say.

Andrew King pleaded guilty last week in Schenectady City Court to week to falsely reporting an incident, which is a misdemeanor crime, the Albany Times Union reported Tuesday.

He will be sentenced to three years of probation at his sentencing hearing in October, according to the newspaper.

King reported the vandalism on his home to police on February 10. He was arrested after a five-week investigation by police and pleaded not guilty at his arraignment.

The report of the vandalism came after a number of anti-Semitic incidents around the state.

— with JTA

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