Daytona Beach, FL-A well-known homeless advocate has been charged with spray painting “Shelter the Homeless” on the county building in Daytona Beach. 62-year-old Mike Pastore, known as “Pastor Mike”, was arrested Tuesday after, police say, he was identified as the man seen on security videotape using a stencil and black spray paint to deface the building on Christmas Day.
The county building is at 250 North Beach Street.
Police familiar with Pastore identified him as the man seen on the security video exiting a van, spray painting the building and the driving away. That happened at 12:14 PM.
Cost to cleanup the paint was estimated at $200.
Pastore is also charged for allegedly damaging city-owned signs in City Island Park on Christmas Eve. There police allege Pastore spray painted a half a dozen signs. Police say he returned to the park on Christmas Day and began removing signs after learning that the city was removing those damaged signs. A witness told police that Pastore told him he had permission from the city to spray paint and remove the signs.
Pastore faces two counts of criminal mischief and one count of petit theft.
Pastore jail booking photo
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