HUNTINGTON, NY (AP / CBSNewYork) - Police on Long Island have arrested a man on a hate crime charge after they say he threw a glass bottle onto the driveway of a mosque.
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Police say detectives were conducting surveillance at the Masijid Noor Inc. Mosque in Huntington Tuesday night following incidents of vandalism at the same mosque when they saw 55-year-old Stephen Pratt toss the bottle from his vehicle.
Police say Pratt, of Centerport, was arrested on charges of harassment for the Tuesday night incident and criminal mischief as a hate crime in connection with a Dec. 31 incident in which a white concrete sealer was tossed onto the same driveway.
Information on his lawyer was not immediately available.
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