Thursday, December 18, 2008

Fourth resident finds swastika in mailbox

A fourth Austin resident reported finding a swastika on a piece of paper in his mailbox.

The man told police he believed the paper was put in the mailbox between 5 p.m. Wednesday and 5 p.m. Thursday at his home in the 800 block of 23rd Street Southwest, Police Chief Paul Philipp said.

Two residents living in the 1400 block of 24th Avenue Southwest and one in the 2200 block of 14th Street Southwest each reported Thursday finding in their mailbox a white piece of paper with the Nazi symbol drawn on it.

One of the residents reported a racial slur and profanity also were written on the paper.

Police don't not know why the residents were targeted.


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