Deputies: Owner sprayed “Go back to China” at her own coffee shop

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Posted on January 31, 2014 at 2:21 PM

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. -- Authorities said the owner of a coffee stand who claimed someone spray painted "Go back to China" outside her business and set part of her shop on fire carried out the crime herself.

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The Spokane County Sheriff's Office had originally investigated the incident as a hate crime and arson.  Deputies, however, arrested Coffee Break owner Jennifer Na on Friday.

Investigators said surveillance video showed Na with a gas can in hand.  She was reportedly also seen reaching up to unplug her surveillance cameras before the crime occurred.

According to detectives, Na initially denied the accusation but later admitted it.  The motive behind the crime was not clear.
   
Na faced charges of 2nd Degree Arson, 3rd Degree Malicious Mischief and False reporting.

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