Swastika carved into student’s automobile investigated as hate crime

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the carving of a swastika into the hood of a car belonging to a Calabasas High School student. Officials are calling the incident a hate crime.

Matthew Babadjouni, 17, discovered the swastika scratched onto his 2009 BMW on Jan. 11. It wasn’t the first time his car had been vandalized with derogatory drawings. The 11th-grade student said during the past month he’s found swastikas and phallic symbols o...

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