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'White Power' Sprayed On Vandalized Sedan In Frederick County
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FREDERICK COUNTY, Md. (WUSA) --- The Frederick County Sheriff's Office is looking into a hate crime. A male victim's car was vandalized Friday, Aug. 27, 2010, on Gambrill Park Rd., between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. The car was parked near Fishing Creek Road.

Police say the male victim came back from biking and found his four-door Infiniti Sedan damaged. Someone spray painted the words, 'White Power' on it along with the swastika sign.

Police are labeling the crime as a "racial/religious property crime.' The misdemeanor offense carries a $5000 and/or 3 years imprisonment.

The victim also found a cracked windshield. Meanwhile, dents were on the rear bumper, passenger door and the car's hood. The car's tires were also slashed.

"There's been a lot of vandalism. Mailboxes, people's cars being broken into and a lot of four-wheelers being stolen, also scooters," says David Harmon, a county resident living on Gambrill Park Rd.  

The victim hitched a ride with another biker and called police to report the crime. Police are not releasing the race of the male victim. The investigation is in the beginning stages, according to Cpl. Jennifer Bailey, spokesperson of the Frederick County  Sheriff's Office.

Anyone with information should call the TIPS LINE: 301 600 4131.

Written by: Elizabeth Jia
9NEWS NOW & WUSA9.com

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