Homeless Man Accused of Ruining Paul Revere’s Tombstone During ‘One-Man Crime Spree’

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A 46-year-old homeless man was arrested in Boston after an alleged vandalism rampage that included damage to the tombstone of American patriot Paul Revere.

The rampage began late Saturday night and continued into Sunday before Lawrence Hawkins was arrested, according to Boston police.

During a Monday arraignment, Assistant Suffolk County District Attorney Samuel Jones called the damage, which included vandalism at Boston’s Holocaust Memorial, a “one-man crime spree in downtown Boston,” according to WBTS-CD.

The outlet reported, “He was charged with vandalism, malicious destruction of property and injuring a religious building.”

As Jones outlined the case during the hearing, Hawkins shouted profanities, according to the Boston Globe. After several outbursts, Hawkins was removed from the courtroom.

Jones said Hawkins had an extensive criminal record and was housed for a time at the state psychiatric prison, Bridgewater State Hospital.

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