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Swastikas keyed on cars in northeast Bakersfield

Several cars in northeast Bakersfield, Calif., were vandalized on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017. (KBAK/KBFX photo)

A symbol of hate was keyed onto cars in a northeast Bakersfield neighborhood.

Saturday morning, Tino Juarez woke up to swastikas keyed on not one, but all four of his vehicles. "WP" was also written, which Juarez thinks means "white power."

He's lived in the neighborhood for two years and said he's never had a problem.

"We keep to ourselves, we talk to our next-door neighbors. Aside from that, I have no clue," he said. "I don't think I have any enemies, we don't talk to anybody."

As a Marine Corps veteran, he said he's hurt someone would do this.

"Why, why would they do that," said Juarez. "I went to Iraq, and it didn't matter what color or race, especially in the work field that I am. It doesn't matter what race you are, what color you are. We have each other's back."

The incident has him taking a stance against hate, hoping this doesn't happen to anyone else.

A police report was filed.

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