Police: Swastikas, ‘racist’ spray-painted on cars in Md. driveway

WASHINGTON — A Montgomery County homeowner awoke Wednesday to find swastikas and other derogatory words spray-painted on his family’s cars, and police are searching for the suspect.

Police responded to a home in the 3000 block of Spencerville Road in Burtonsville, Maryland, at about 6:25 a.m. after the homeowner found swastikas, the word “racist,” “Trump” and other words related to the homeowner’s possible political affiliation spray-painted on all three of the family’s cars, Montgomery County police said Wednesday evening. The cars were parked in the driveway, police said.

Police said they believe the homeowner’s political affiliation may be the motive for this vandalism.

“There was no Trump signs or paraphernalia prominently displayed in the yard, but detectives believe, based on their initial investigation, that the homeowner’s political affiliation was well known without the need for signs being posted,” said Officer Rick Goodale with Montgomery County police.

Anyone with information about the vandalism can contact police at 240-773-6870.

Below is a map with the location of the incident:

WTOP’s Michelle Basch contributed to this report from Washington.

Sarah Beth Hensley

Sarah Beth Hensley is the Digital News Director at WTOP. She has worked several different roles since she began with WTOP in 2013 and has contributed to award-winning stories and coverage on the website.

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