Last week, a man who had vandalized a mosque in 2016 was sentenced to 15 years in prison on a hate crime conviction.
Michael Wolfe pleaded guilty to "criminal mischief to a place of worship with a hate crime enhancement, making it a felony," according to The Independent.
In 2016, the 37-year-old vandalized the Islamic Society of Central Florida Masjid Al-Munin Mosque.
Surveillance footage released at the time showed Wolfe smashing the mosques' glass windows and lights. Before leaving the scene, he left a slice of bacon at the doorstep of the mosque in a false attempt to scare Muslims.
In addition to serving 15 years in prison, Wolfe was sentenced to 15 years of probation following his release, according to Reuters.
Wolfe is not alone in this
Wolfe is not the first man to commit a hate crime of the sort.
Hate groups have repeatedly used pork products "as a way to desecrate U.S. mosques," according to Reuters.
Earlier this year, a woman in California also broke into a mosque near Sacramento, leaving pieces of bacon lying around and wrapped around the door knobs. She was eventually put on 5 years probation after pleading guilty to a felony hate crime.