Californian church vandalized with swastikas in apparent hate crime (PHOTO)
On Saturday morning members of the True Light Christian Church arrived at their place of worship to find that vandals had tagged the building with nazi symbols and other messages such as “toxic love” and “my honor” written in German.
Police were called to the church and they are investigating the vandalism as a possible hate crime.
Swastikas were painted on some of the outside walls of the church https://t.co/MsgksVc3Ph— NBC Los Angeles (@NBCLA) December 11, 2016
Speaking to local news Buena Park police Sgt. Mike Lovchik said “unknown suspects had used spray paint to deface an outside wall with swastikas and other markings … there is no indication as to why this location was targeted, but based on the nature of the vandalism and the proximity to the church, this is being investigated as a possible hate crime.”
The church had previously been targeted by similar acts of vandalism with member Peter Lee telling The Orange County Register that they have already spent over $1,000 cleaning up after similar acts this year.
However Lee said this latest attack represents a new low: “that’s just not a pretty sight to see,” he said. The investigation is ongoing.