Police Monday opened a hate crime investigation involving graffiti that was spray-painted on a famed Jewish temple in the Koreatown area.
The discovery was made about 8:30 a.m. at Wilshire Boulevard Temple in the 3600 block of Wilshire Boulevard. The reform temple is one of the oldest Jewish houses of worship in Southern California.
Officer William Cooper of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Media Relations office said surveillance video showed an unidentified male wearing a hooded sweatshirt spray-painting the graffiti on the outside of the building about 2:30 a.m.
Police released no additional details, but KTLA5 reported that the vandal wrote the words “I hate your race” on the wall, with exclamation points punctuated with crosses.
Anyone with information was urged to call 877-LAPD-247.
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