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Vandal Sprays Swastikas, Misspells 'Führer' On Toyota Priuses In The Palisades

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Early Sunday morning, eight Priuses (or Prii) in the Pacific Palisades were hit by racist, anti-semitic and badly-spelled vandalism.

The cars hit were parked on the street within a five mile range, and they were hit sometime between 4 a.m. and 8 a.m., according to KTLA. The vandal (or vandals) used blue and gold paint to spray-paint swastikas, racist slurs against blacks and Hispanic and they even misspelled the word "führer." Some of these neighborhoods in the Palisades have private security patrolling the streets 24 hours a day and security cams, but so far there's no footage of whoever did this.

LAPD police Lt. Rudy Lopez told KTLA the taggers “had no clue what car belonged to who, based on the victims.” For instance, anti-black or anti-Hispanic messages were scrawled on the cars of white people.

Of course, it sounds like the vandal (or vandals) were targeting Prii owners, for whatever reason.

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Maritza Ramon-Roberts told CBS Los Angeles, “There’s nothing sicker." She added, "My daughter started crying, she was extremely upset. It’s horrible I am forced to have this conversation with my daughter.”