CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — A Long Island man is accused of sending violent, threatening letters to LGBTQ groups for several years. Robert Fehring, 74, of Bayport, New York, is accused in a federal criminal complaint of sending the letters as far back as 2013 and as recently as June. Fehring’s attorney, Glenn Obedin, says his client asks for the legal process to be allowed to run. A search of Fehring’s home found loaded weapons and ammunition, as well as 20 rainbow flags. The Suffolk County Police Department arrested Fehring on criminal mischief and grand larceny as hate crimes in connection to the July theft of Pride flags.
Photo: FILE- In this June 24, 2018 file photo, revelers carry a LGBTQ flag along Fifth Avenue during the New York City Pride Parade in New York. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki, File)