Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Klan Member Arrested in Israel
MICKY LOUIS MAYON, a violent neo-Nazi member of the Klux Klux Klan, thought Israel would be the perfect hiding place after fleeing from the USA in November 2007.
However, Israeli immigration police arrested the 32-year-old on July 13 at his Tel Aviv apartment. Ironically, they did not know that he was on the FBI’s 100 most-wanted list.
A search warrant against him had been issued for remaining in Israel illegally after his one month tourist visa ran out.
Mayon, from Steelton, Pennsylvania, is wanted for questioning suspected of torching Dauphin County District Judge Steven M. Semic's car, and faces charges, including reckless endangerment, public drunkenness, disorderly conduct, avoiding apprehension and firearms violations.
He is known to be a staunch advocate of white supremacist ideals and preacher of neo-Nazi views.
Sabine Haddad, spokesperson for the Israeli Interior Ministry said “He hid here because he thought it would be the last place they would look for him.”