Gay Graffiti Artist Manuel Castro Won’t Get Charged For Vandalizing Chick-Fil-A

Justice apparently put on her reading glasses and saw fit to excuse gay graffito Manuel Castro who spray painted “Tastes Like Hate” on the side of a Chick-fil-A in Torrance a few weeks ago.

Castro defended his actions as an attempt to “further a discussion about tolerance and acceptance” after the fast food chain’s president Dan Cathy  publicly denounced same-sex marriage.

L.A. County’s district attorney decided not to press charges, explaining in its letter rejecting prosecution:

“The suspect has acknowledged his wrongdoing and offered to make restitution.  Finally, the record does not establish the suspect was motivated by religious hatred.”

So all’s well that ends well. Chick-fil-A got a (temporary) face-lift for free — except for the $700 it took to repaint but that’s neither here nor there — and Manuel Castro got this lovely commemorative mug shot that basically says, “So what, I’ll do it again.”

Photos: Sandy Mazza / Daily Breeze;  Torrance Police Department