Two drunk New Jersey teens spray-painted their town with swastikas - but they won’t be charged with a “bias crime,” NJ.com reported.
A civilian called 911 on the morning of August 9th to report people drinking and spray-painting near the Hensyn Village apartment complex in Mount Olive, New Jersey, NJ.com reported. A 16 year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl near the complex were subsequently arrested for underage possession and consumption of alcohol and criminal mischief, according to a police report.
A police officer recounted seeing empty beer cans and a bottle of vodka in a nearby parking lot and found swastikas on cars, buildings, flags and signs around the complex.
But police aren’t considering “bias crime” charges.
“Although some of the spray paint depicted swastikas and derogatory words, there is no indication that a specific group or individual was a target,” they said in a statement. “The investigation determined that the vandalism did not meet the Attorney General’s guidelines for a bias crime.”
A third individual, a 20 year-old woman, was also found intoxicated near Hensyn Village. She was arrested for underage possession and consumption of alcohol.