The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - WORLD -

A MAN trashed his pizza restau­rant and ice cream shop and faked a racially mo­ti­vated bur­glary so he could file an in­sur­ance claim, po­lice claim.

Po­lice ar­rested 31-year-old Edawn Louis Cough­man on charges of false re­port of a crime, in­sur­ance fraud and con­ceal­ing a li­cence plate.

The back door had pry marks and of­fi­cers saw swastikas, “MAGA” and racial slurs on the walls in­side.

Of­fi­cers searched Cough­man’s truck and found a crow­bar, cans of spray paint and tele­vi­sions that had been “stolen” from the shop. Po­lice claimed Cough­man planned to claim on in­sur­ance claim and sell the un­dam­aged ap­pli­ances.

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