Man accused of drawing anti-Semitic graffiti arrested again, released


The man accused of drawing anti-Semitic graffiti five times in downtown Washington has been released after being arrested for violating an order that he stay away from the area where the vandalism took place.

Generoso Anthony Capodilupo, 60, is accused of anti-Semitic vandalism, including writing “Jew” on the image of a rat that is part of a Chinese zodiac public art display at the intersection of 7th and H streets NW. Court records show that he was released on Aug. 23 under the condition that he stay out of the Chinatown area and undergo mental health and substance abuse screenings.

But Capodilupo, of no fixed address, was charged the next day with violating that court order.

William Miller, a spokesperson for the U.S. Attorney’s Office of Washington, wrote in an email that under the terms of his latest release, Capodilupo must stay out of the Chinatown area.

Capodilupo is due back in court on Oct. 5 for the charges of vandalism and violating the terms of his original release.

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