UC DAVIS (CBS13) — Swastikas and religious slurs carved into cars and tires being slashed are considered hate crimes at a UC Davis campus apartment complex.
Matthew Davidson snapped a picture of a large swastika carved into the hood of a car, keyed with “F— Jews.” It was one of 11 cars hit in the complex.
“It’s just shocking for me as a jew to see such hatefulness right outside my doorstep,” he said.
Wendy Hwon’s roommate’s tire was slashed, something she didn’t know until she got onto the freeway.
“It jeopardized her life,” she said. “She was on the freeway and her car in danger, and everyone in the car in danger.”
Campus police say a witness caught a vague description of the suspect, and won’t say it it’s linked to a swastika spraypainted on a Jewish fraternity down the street in February. No arrests have been made in either case.
Jordan Ranft says officers went door to door interviewing students, but for him the incident came out of left field.
“In Northern California it comes out of left field,” he said. “It would be less surprising if were like in east Europe or like the Middle East.”