Women accused of posting anti-Muslim video, stealing from mosque out of jail

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Elizabeth Dauenhauer, 51, (left) and Tahnee Gonzales, 32, both charged with third-degree burglary after they filmed themselves stealing from a Tempe mosque. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office) Elizabeth Dauenhauer, 51, (left) and Tahnee Gonzales, 32, both charged with third-degree burglary after they filmed themselves stealing from a Tempe mosque. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
Tahnee Gonzales was released from jail Friday evening, and apparently no happy to find reporters waiting for her. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Tahnee Gonzales was released from jail Friday evening, and apparently no happy to find reporters waiting for her. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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Elizabeth Dauenhauer, 51, arrested for third-degree burglary after she filmed herself trespassing and stealing from a Tempe mosque. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office) Elizabeth Dauenhauer, 51, arrested for third-degree burglary after she filmed herself trespassing and stealing from a Tempe mosque. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
Tahnee Gonzales, 32, arrested for third-degree burglary after she filmed herself trespassing and stealing from a Tempe mosque. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office) Tahnee Gonzales, 32, arrested for third-degree burglary after she filmed herself trespassing and stealing from a Tempe mosque. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
TEMPE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

Tempe police arrested two women Thursday who recorded themselves ridiculing Muslims.

Tahnee Gonzales and Elizabeth Dauenhauer were charged with third-degree burglary, but police said they are also considering hate crime charges for these women.

Both were released from jail Friday evening. 

Our Maria Hechanova tried to talk to Gonzales, but the woman said she could not say anything because the investigation is active.

"I want a fair share, but right now I can’t talk about it," she shouted. "It’s an active and open investigation. As soon as I can, I will contact you." 

She was not happy that reporters were waiting for her and persistent in trying to get answers.

[VIDEO: See what Tahnee Gonzales had to say as she left jail]

"I can’t talk about it. This is an active investigation," she said as she walked away. "Please leave me alone, thank you very much."

The anti-Muslim cell phone video was posted via Facebook live on Gonzales' Facebook account.

The self-proclaimed "Patriot" women are seen on video entering the courtyard of a Tempe Mosque past a 'No Trespassing' sign. The video also shows them taking educational papers and posters off a bulletin board, calling it "propaganda" and that Muslims are "devil-worshippers" and destroying "America."

The video also shows the women allowing one of the children they were with to climb onto the funeral van at the mosque.

Mosque leaders tell us that they've seen this hateful behavior before, but want these women to see consequences for their actions.

"Having these feeling of discrimination and hate, now they've imparting it onto their children. It's really disturbing," said Ahmad Al-Akoum of the Islamic Community Center of Tempe. "They are training their children to be bigots."

The suspects have ignored our requests for interview or comment since Monday.

According to court documents, the women stole qurans that were donated by mosque members along with educational flyers, pamphlets and other items that were placed inside the courtyard of the mosque for its members.

Police say representatives of the mosque told officers that only members of the mosque are allowed in the courtyard, hence the 'No Trespassing' sign placed at both courtyard entrances.

The public is allowed to enter the courtyard only with permission from the mosque. The representative of the mosque confirmed with police that these two women are not mosque members and were not allowed to be in the courtyard. 

Documents state that Gonzales told officers that she was the one who live streamed the video to her Facebook profile. She stated that she intended to enter the Islamic Cultural Center and remove informational material. 

Both women were arrested and charged with third-degree burglary.

They appeared before a judge this morning and are expected to be released from jail today. 

Their release conditions state they must both wear an electronic monitor. 

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