2013-04-11 / Front Page

Church hit by graffiti

Cleaning crews worked swiftly to remove derogatory graffiti that was placed on property belonging to the City of Westlake Village and St. Jude Catholic Church on Easter weekend.

Vandals targeted the 32000 block of Lindero Canyon Road sometime between Fri., March 29 and Sat., March 30, authorities said.

The graffiti included a reference to homosexuality, several four-letter words and a swastika, a source told The Acorn. One scrawl reportedly said, “God is gay.”

Westlake Village municipal code required the graffiti to be removed within 24 hours. The vandal or the parents or legal guardian of a minor who defaced the property are liable for the damage.

As of Tuesday, authorities did not confirm whether any arrests had been made.

Sylvie Belmond

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