Revere Police today announced they've arrested Jason Pagliuca, 38, of Revere on charges he sprayed swastikas on the sides and hood of a Muslim resident's car on Lantern Road on June 11 - and then sprayed "White Power" on the road near the car.
Police emphasized the help they got from the public to lead detectives to Pagliuca's home, where they say detectives found "recovered evidence directly related to the case," enough to warrant Pagliuca's arrest on a charge of defacement of real or personal property and a separate civil-rights charge: Property damage for the purpose of intimidation, based on the victim’s race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.
This was not the first time the victim's car had been targeted for vandalism, "but at least this time, someone was arrested," she said, according to the Council on American-Islamic Relations, which had offered a $1,000 reward for information leading to the hater's arrest."I used to lie awake at night, worrying about my car. Now I feel safer."