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2 Cars, Home in Santa Clarita Vandalized in Apparent Hate Crime

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A Santa Clarita resident who shares a home with several roommates says he was the target of an apparent hate crime. Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Deputies were dispatched on a call of a vehicle fire at the home, according to a release issued by the LASD, and the victim, an African-American male, said he initially heard noises coming from outside the front of the home. In his driveway was "his 2009 Scion fully engulfed in flames."

Additionally, the victim's other vehicle, a 2005 GMC Yukon, was vandalized, with all four tires slashed, and what authorities are calling "a religiously derogatory symbol" painted on the hood. According to KTLA, the symbol on the vehicle was a pentagram. A racial epithet was also spray-painted on the garage door of the home.

The LASD say they have no suspects in custody, and have not made additional details about the alleged hate crime available.