Florida Man Gets Hate Crime Charge For Threat To Kill All The Jews In His Condo by the Forward

Florida Man Gets Hate Crime Charge For Threat To Kill All The Jews In His Condo

Image by Getty Images

(JTA) — The Florida state attorney upgraded charges against a Miami Beach man who planned to burn down his condo building and “kill all the Jews” who live there to include a hate crime enhancement.

Walter Stolper, 72, was charged Thursday with attempted first-degree murder, arson and possession of a destructive device, as well as with a hate crime, Local 10 News, an ABC affiliate, reported.

Police arrested Stolper on July 12 as he was pouring gasoline into the garbage chute of the building on Collins Avenue, Local 10 reported. They found other plastic containers filled with gas in a storage room belonging to him, along with sulfuric powder and sodium nitrate — a chemical used in fireworks and gunpowder.

Stolper reportedly told a neighbor after receiving an eviction notice that one of his aims was to “kill all the Jews.” Police said they found Nazi-themed materials in his condo.

He is being held without bond and could face a life sentence in prison if convicted.

Author

Florida Man Gets Hate Crime Charge For Kill Jews Threat

Your Comments

The Forward welcomes reader comments in order to promote thoughtful discussion on issues of importance to the Jewish community. All readers can browse the comments, and all Forward subscribers can add to the conversation. In the interest of maintaining a civil forum, The Forward requires that all commenters be appropriately respectful toward our writers, other commenters and the subjects of the articles. Vigorous debate and reasoned critique are welcome; name-calling and personal invective are not and will be deleted. Egregious commenters or repeat offenders will be banned from commenting. While we generally do not seek to edit or actively moderate comments, our spam filter prevents most links and certain key words from being posted and the Forward reserves the right to remove comments for any reason.

Recommend this article

Florida Man Gets Hate Crime Charge For Threat To Kill All The Jews In His Condo

Thank you!

This article has been sent!

Close