Philadelphia, Pennsylvania police have released surveillance video they say is of a man who spray painted pro Trump and racist messages on homes and cars.
“Trump rules,” reads one message the man painted.
The video of the graffiti suspect also contains a compilation of photos capturing the damage he did. Philly police released the video on November 9, the day after the election. Police said the vandal was captured on surveillance video on November 9. He was seen “painting on the hood of a vehicle,” police said.
He damaged multiple homes and cars, said the police. People who recognize the man should call the Philadelphia Police Department or email them at email@example.com.
In one of the worst examples of the man’s handiwork, a woman reported racist comments were drawn on her vehicle:
The man’s vandalism comes among other reports of Trump-related tensions in Pennsylvania, although police are not attributing any of the other incidents to him.
On November 11, the University of Pennsylvania reported that “black freshman students at Penn were added to a racist GroupMe account that appears to be based in Oklahoma. The account itself is totally repugnant: it contains violent, racist and thoroughly disgusting images and messages.”
The Daily Pennsylvanian reported that the site contained images of lynchings and has been linked to a University of Oklahoma student. People were called a “dumb slave”and other racial slurs, and the site mentioned Trump in positive terms, according to the newspaper.
Nazi graffiti was found in Philadelphia in a separate incident. “Sieg Heil” and “Trump” were among the words painted.
Swastikas and gay and racial slurs were reported at a Pennsylvania high school, including students using heil Hitler salutes, although it wasn’t clear whether it was related to the election.
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