Man vandalising Jewish Museum sentenced to prison in Alaska

A man who vandalised a local Jewish museum in Anchorage, Alaska, with swastikas has been sentenced to 18 months in prison.

Luke Foster, a resident of Anchorage, Alaska, was sentenced to 18 months in prison for his vandalism spree in 2021, which included the tagging of the Alaska Jewish Museum with swastika stickers and the phrase „WE ARE EVERYWHERE „on two occasions and carving a swastika into the side of the building. He similarly vandalised seven other locations in town, including a gay nightclub.

Foster was sentenced for two counts of hate-motivated property damage and one drug trafficking offence, since the federal authorities initially tracked him down due to his efforts to sell hallucinogenic mushrooms online. They found various neo-Nazi materials as well as evidence that he had vandalised the Jewish museum during the house search in late 2021.

During his trial, Foster apologised for his actions.


Photo credit: Anchorage Police Department