A graffiti artist has sprayed racist hate on a mexican restaurant and a church in Putnam County.
No one was watching but an eye from above records the whole thing late Saturday night. a vandal with a shirt wrapped around his head painting graffiti on the Palmer's Restaurant storefront in downtown.
"I got mad because I work hard for what I got and I work every day."
"To the untrained eye, what's left behind seems like meaningless symbols and numbers. But law enforcement gang experts says they are all nazi and skinhead symbols. The nazi swastika, the number 14 stands for the 14 words in the skinhead credo and the number 88, a symbol for heil hitler."
All the graffiti has been cleaned off the Kingdom Hall OF Jehovah's Witnesses south of Crescent City.
A Putnam County Sheriff's Deputy saw the video and remembered giving a ride home several weeks ago to this man, 18- year- old Kent Mclellan, a self-described skinhead who matched the graffiti artist in the video.
"There are only so many people in putnam county that dress like that and he put two and two together and figured kent was a good suspect and a logical place to start."
Deputies say Mclellan confessed after being confronted with the black pants and shirt seen in the surveillance video found in a friend's car that Mclellan borrowed.
He told them he didn't like the church members because they kept trying to convert him and someone always made fun of his clothes when he walked by the restaurant.
Kent Mclellan has been charged with one felony count and one misdemeanor count of criminal mischief. if convicted he faces up to five years in prison.
Segura says if Mclellan comes in and apologizes he would drop the charge.
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