Woman accused of vandalizing North Carolina synagogue

57-year-old Lisa Marie Burns was arrested Friday and charged with ethnic intimidation and property damage. (WSOCTV.com)

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57-year-old Lisa Marie Burns was arrested Friday and charged with ethnic intimidation and property damage. (WSOCTV.com)

Police have accused a woman of vandalizing a North Carolina synagogue.

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The news release from Cary police says 57-year-old Lisa Marie Burns was arrested Friday and charged with ethnic intimidation and property damage.

A news release said officers responding to a call from a resident Thursday found orange spray paint on one of the man's cars and a broken headlight on another. In a subsequent call officials at Congregation Sha'arie Shalom told police the synagogue's windows were broken and profanity was spray-painted on the side of the building.

Investigators determined Burns was a neighbor of the man whose cars were vandalized. They say that during questioning she expressed disdain for people of other religions and ethnic backgrounds.

Burns is jailed on a $2,000 bond. Jail records did not list an attorney for her.

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