Man Wanted for Vandalizing Vehicles With Anti-Asian Graffiti in Utah

Salt Lake City

Police in Salt Lake City are looking for a man who allegedly vandalized at least two vehicles with anti-Asian graffiti.

Reported: On Monday, two vehicles in the downtown area near 200 West Pierpont Avenue were found spray-painted with slurs.

Condemned: Mayor Erin Mendenhall condemned the vandalism in a Twitter thread on Tuesday, as well as another incident involving a swastika graffiti at the Chabad Lubavitch of Utah.

  • The official also announced both incidents are being investigated with federal law enforcement agencies.
  • “Everyone deserves to feel welcome and safe here, and my heart goes out to the victims of these crimes. There is no room for hate and the perpetrators must be held accountable,” Mendenhall wrote.

Anyone with information about the man behind the anti-Asian graffiti is asked to contact Salt Lake City police at 801-799-3000 and reference case number 21-84167.

Featured Images via Salt Lake City Police Department

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