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Wash. Univ. Jewish Frat Members Find Swastikas Keyed on Their Cars, Tires Slashed


The event is being investigated as vandalism, not a hate crime.

(Photo: CBS)

Following a slew of pro-Occupy graffiti across the city, St. Louis' Washington University is seeing vandalism of its own.

After a week away on spring break, four members of the Jewish fraternity Zeta Beta Tau (ZBT) returned to school to find their tires slashed, and swastikas keyed into the paint of their cars.

One sophomore, Max LaVictoire, had two swastikas scratched on his tailgate and one on the driver’s side door of his Dodge Ram 1500 truck.

However, the school's newspaper reports that the event is being investigated as vandalism, not as a hate crime.  This is partially because the fraternity is next to a Chabad, but no vandalism was reported there.

LaVictoire said, "Nothing happened to Chabad [a Jewish organization], so I feel like if they were trying to target Jews that would have been an obvious target...It seems like it’s more ZBT-related because the other cars that got their tires slashed were parked at places where only ZBTs live, but not at formal ZBT housing.”

However, the use of swastikas in either regard is troubling.

Latest reports indicate that the police have taken a woman into custody, but her identity has not yet been released.

Watch Max LaVictoire explain the situation, below:

(H/T: Gateway Pundit)

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