Sheboygan man ‘obsessed’ with woman is charged in car fire, graffiti case

McLean Bennett , USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin

SHEBOYGAN – The 37-year-old Sheboygan man arrested in an arson case involving racist graffiti was allegedly obsessed with the woman whose car was targeted in the attack last week, a man who knew him told police.

Chee Moua Lee is facing multiple felony and misdemeanor charges after his arrest this week in connection with the June 21 vehicle fire. Officers found four swastikas and other graffiti scrawled on a west-side Sheboygan property near where a Honda sedan was set aflame in a private driveway early that morning.

A man told officers Lee was obsessed with the woman and kept trying to get back at her, according to a criminal complaint filed Wednesday that provided some of the first public details about the case.

The fire was reported just before 3 a.m. June 21 on the 900 block of North 26th Street. Officers found a white 2015 Honda Accord fully engulfed in flames, and later found graffiti scrawled on the nearby house, garage and shed. Besides four swastikas, the vandalism also included the word “Trump” and the message “Go back to your own country.”

Nobody was injured in the fire.

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