Hemet Gatekeepers: enigmatic saviors, or extortionists?

Photo courtesy of Hemet GatekeepersGatekeepers founder Steve Norman, pastor of Hemet Christian Assembly, standing outside the vandalized windows of Shoe City in Hemet. ■ By Kyle Selby / Reporter Two weeks ago, a window-smashing spree hit at least nine local businesses, resulting in an estimated $30,000 worth of damage. Malachy Francois, 34, was arrested nearly a week later at his home on the 29000 block of Escalante Road in Menifee, after a search warrant led officers and investigators from the Hemet Police Department to his residence. Francois was arrested for four counts of vandalism; evidence connecting him to the crimes was seized during the search. Employees at one of the businesses,

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