Two Swastikas Burned Into Lawn In Los Angeles

    Two swastikas were burned into a lawn in Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Times reported.

    The three-feet hate symbols were created by pouring a corrosive substance onto the synthetic grass either late Wednesday or early Thursday.

    The same person or group may also be responsible for burning two other swastikas on the pavement about a block away, police said.

    The San Dimas home belongs to 69-year-old Ted Ferris, who is not Jewish.

    “My first reaction?” Ferris told the Times. “If I knew who did it, I’d choke ‘em — and that’s [saying it] politely.”

    Because he isn’t Jewish, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department isn’t investigating the incident as a hate crime, but there is a felony vandalism report.

    Sergeant Peter Shupe told the Times that he chalked it up to teenagers “just being little jerks.”

    Alyssa Fisher is a writer at the Forward. Email her at, or follow her on Twitter at @alyssalfisher

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