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Anti-Gay Graffiti Scrawled on Calif Businesses

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LANCASTER, Calif. – Anti-gay graffiti scrawled on three Southern California businesses is being investigated as a hate crime.

Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Richard Daniels says the graffiti was discovered just before 10 p.m. Sunday on walls at businesses in the Lancaster area of the Mojave Desert. The spray-painted scrawls advocated the killing of homosexuals.

The lieutenant says vandalism was photographed for evidence and it was removed in about an hour.

Sheriff’s hate crimes detectives are investigating the case. Daniels says they will coordinate with the FBI in what could lead to federal charges.

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