SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Authorities say a former Missouri man has been sentenced to 14 days of incarceration and five year of probation for defacing the Islamic Center of Springfield and burning copies of the Quran.
Twenty-four-year-old Adam David Smock, of Edgewater, California, also was ordered Thursday to pay $10,440 in restitution, perform 40 hours of community service and personally apologize to the leaders of the Islamic Center of Springfield.
He admitted that he and two other people spray-painted graffiti on the center In January 2011. He was 18 at the time and was joined with another 18-year-old and a 14-year-old. The same three people also burned two copies of the Quran in April 2011 and left them in front of the Islamic Center, with a note that included the words “Death to Islam.”