Las Vegas: Twelve swastikas spray-painted on family home

Fulgencio, who is not Jewish, said that he has been living in the neighborhood for seven years without incident until Thursday.

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November 2, 2018 08:52
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Las Vegas: Twelve swastikas spray-painted on family home

Swastika and the word "Raus" (Out) are sprayed at a asylum seeker accommodation in Waltrop, western Germany, on October 13, 2015.. (photo credit: AFP PHOTO)

 
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A homeowner in southwest Las Vegas discovered swastikas spray-painted on his home on Thursday morning. There were two swastikas on his garage, six on his driveway, and four on the walkway to the front door.

The incident happened on a day that the Jewish community in Las Vegas gathered to commemorate the victims of the Pittsburgh massacre that occurred this past Saturday.

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The homeowner, Morley Fulgencio, who lives in the Summerlin neighborhood, filed a police report. Fulgencio, who is not Jewish, said that he has been living in the neighborhood for seven years without incident until Thursday.

Fulgencio, who initially felt angry about the incident, had returned to his usual good cheer thanks to his neighbors. Neighbors flocked to his home throughout the day on Thursday, offering support and help. By the end of the day on Thursday, his home was free of graffiti.

The news also quickly spread to social media and people from all over Las Vegas offered their support. An owner of a graffiti removal company even offered to remove the swastikas for free.

The Metro Police is conducting an investigation but they said the act is not being defined as a hate crime as they don't believe the family was specifically targeted.

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