Orlando, FL

Florida Man Arrested for Vandalizing LGBTQ Murals

Matt O'Hern
Orlando Police Dept. arrested a man suspected of vandalizing LGBTQ murals.Photo byFloridaCrimeReport.com

Matthew Michael Robinson, 34, was arrested on Sept. 13 and charged with three counts of criminal mischief. According to Orlando Police Department, Robinson is suspected of vandalizing LGBTQ memorials. Below is a statement from OPD:

On August 26, 2023 at approximately 3:20 a.m., officers responded to 927 and 946 North Mills Avenue in reference to several murals that were defaced on buildings utilized for LGBTQ+ outreach. The graffiti included hateful rhetoric targeting the LGBTQ+ community.On September 13, 2023, Matthew Michael Robinson (34yoa W/M) was arrested and charged with 3 counts of Criminal Mischief. We will be seeking enhancements for evidence of prejudice during the commission of these crimes. We are still encouraging anyone who has information related to this incident to contact the Orlando Police Criminal Investigations Division or pass on their information anonymously through Central Florida Crimeline. This investigation is still ongoing.

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Matt O’Hern’s journalism experience includes political news reporting for various organizations and news publications in Florida since 2005. O’Hern graduated from Samford University in Birmingham, AL with a degree in journalism.

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