I dunno if I'd say it's a "hate crime." I'm Pagan myself and if you know any Pagans, you know we have acquired a knack for recognizing legitimate discrimination when we see it.
THIS is a hate crime:
"The Fort Hood Open Circle was vandalized on four separate occasions from 1999 to 2000, including an incident Oct. 27, 2000, in which the half-ton limestone altar was destroyed outright."http://scienceblogs.com/dispatches/2010/02/10/wiccan-worship-area-vandalized/
I would characterize this more as "potentially inappropriate and certainly immature political-times shenanigans."
This reminds me of a similar streak of sign-stealing that went on on my street during the Bush vs. Kerry election. Here's the article from that:http://jacksonville.com/tu-online/stories/092204/woo_16705953.shtml