Naked Male Found Vandalizing Temple
This morning, at approximately 5:45 a.m., Spokane Valley Sheriffâ€™s Deputies responded to a call of a naked male caught vandalizing the Sikh Temple located at 1420 North Barker Road in Spokane Valley.
When Deputies arrived, 44-year-old Jeffrey C. Pittman had been detained by witnesses.Â Members of the Temple said when they arrived, they found Pittman inside.Â He was naked, had a blanket wrapped around him and was holding a decorative sword.Â They detained Pittman after a short altercation.Â The damage is estimated to be several thousand dollars and there was damage to religiously sacred items of the Temple.
Spokane Valley Investigative Unit Detectives were called to the scene to continue the investigation.
Pittman was transported and booked into the Spokane County Jail for Burglary 1st Degree, Malicious Harassment and Malicious Mischief 2nd Degree.
Sheriff Knezovich said, â€œAll religions should be respected.Â Any crime committed due to someoneâ€™s religious beliefs will be a priority and fully investigated.â€
Deputy Mark Gregory
Spokane County Sheriff’s Office
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