California woman arrested over church graffiti

Orange County police have arrested a 53-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of spray-painting hateful graffiti on two Catholic churches and several buildings.

Kim Rebar Henry of Fullerton is accused of scrawling the hateful messages and racial slurs that threatened Catholics and ethnic groups including Asians, Mexicans and African Americans, Anaheim police Sgt. Rick Martinez told the Orange County Register.

At Saint Thomas More Catholic Parish in Irvine, “Kill CATHLick’s” was discovered. The misspelled graffiti was spray-painted in black 12-inch letters on a walkway next to the church parking lot, police said.

“It appears to be the work of one disturbed individual,” Martinez said.

Henry was arrested Friday on an unrelated warrant. On Monday, she was booked on suspicion of one count of felony vandalism and damage to property to violate civic rights, Martinez said.

Martinez said Henry is believed to be responsible for nine incidents that occurred in Anaheim, Irvine, Santa Ana and Brea. She is being held at the Orange County Jail in lieu of $67,500 bail.

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Woman arrested in hate-graffiti cases (Orange County Register)

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St Thomas More Parish, Irvine