Swastikas, Slurs Spray-Painted on Vehicles in Pacific Palisades

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Police are asking for the public’s help in finding the vandal or vandals who spray-painted swastikas and racial slurs on vehicles in Pacific Palisades, officials said.


A swastika and racial slurs were spray-painted on seven cars in Pacific Palisades, police said.

Seven cars, all of which were parked curbside in a three-square-mile area north and south of Sunset Boulevard, were defaced between 4 a.m. and 8 a.m. Sunday morning, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Asked if the vehicles were targeted, LAPD Lt. Rudy Lopez said the taggers “had no clue what car belonged to who, based on the victims,”

“There may be references to Hispanics or blacks, and that car may have belonged to a white person, in some cases,” he said.

Although the upscale neighborhood is patrolled 24 hours a day by a private security company, and some homes are equipped with surveillance cameras, a possible suspect’s description was not available as of Sunday evening.

“I’m angry, because you just don’t do something like this,” said Maritza Roberts, whose car was among those targeted. She said she felt “violated, invaded, disgusted” after she discovered that a swastika and an apparent misspelling of the word “führer” had been graffitied on her vehicle.

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