Local authorities in Buena Park, California are currently investigating a possible hate crime after a Korean church was found to be vandalized with German texts and swastikas on Saturday.
Churchgoers of the Presbyterian church called “True Light Christian” were shocked to see Nazi-themed graffiti, including the phrase “my honor” spray-painted in the German language as “mein Ehrenheit”. Words like “Jerve” and “Toxic Love” were randomly scrawled in parts of the religious establishment.
Korean church vandalized, police investigating it as possible hate crime. 4:30 on @ABC7. #BuenaPark pic.twitter.com/leUI6S3D33
— Greg Lee (@abc7greg) December 12, 2016
Police responded to the building’s address in 7378 Orangethorpe Ave after members of the church called the authorities around 7:40 a.m. to report the vandalism, OC Register reported.
Buena Park Police Sgt. Mike Lovchik said no suspects have been identified yet.
“We need to know whether this was some random act of senseless vandalism or if there is an actual threat or intimidation towards the church,” Lovchik told ABC7.
According to church member Peter Lee, their place of worship has spent around $1,000 this year alone to clean up similar break-ins which have become increasingly common. What’s unique about the latest attack was the racist imagery incorporated in it.
“That’s just not a pretty sight to see,” Lee was quoted as saying.
The church is now looking into setting up a fence.
People should know by now that they shouldn’t mess with Korean Jesus.