BALTIMORE CO., Md. (WJZ) — Several homeowners in a Baltimore County neighborhood woke up to swastikas and profanity on their cars and property Friday morning.

The 15 or so cars were the target of what Baltimore County Police are calling bias-based graffiti.

Swastikas and profanity were spray-painted on cars that were seemingly chosen at random in the 3700 block of Sylvan Drive and 3600 block of Lochearn Drive in Lochearn.

“This is how I found my car. USA (expletive) you,” John Pearson, a victim of the graffiti, said.

Pearson said it was the second time his car has been marked since July.

“Imma guess at it and say it is just mischief ’cause I don’t think anybody in their right mind would be doing this to nobody,” Pearson.

Police said the vandalism did not just stop with the cars. They said the storm door of one home and the brick face of another home were also tagged.

Police said they have images of the suspect who struck late Thursday night. They said the suspect is wearing dark pants, a dark colored hooded sweatshirt and carrying a bookbag.

“We never had this kinda problem in this neighborhood before,” Walter War, another victim, said.

Ward’s car was also spray painted, but he does not believe it is any type of hate crime.

“We have whites, blacks, Hispanics, everybody gotten along,” Ward said. “I’ve been living here since 2006 and it’s been that way, everybody lives together and works together and looks out for each other. So I don’t think whoever is doing it is from this neighborhood,”

Still, homeowners like Pearson’s tempers are quickly running out.

“I don’t want to go through this no more,” Pearson said.

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  1. Swastikas are now called “bias-based graffiti”? Are you kidding, WJZ? And filed under “spray paint”? I think you’re missing a big fat category of HATE SPEECH here.

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