Racist graffiti on Sylvania Twp. garage

Published: Jan. 11, 2017 at 1:01 PM EST
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Two words and a swastika paint an unsettling picture for one family.

Tuesday around 8:15PM, Sylvania Township police say someone spray painted graffiti onto the garage of a home.

On top, an explicit word. On the bottom, the word "Arabs." And in the middle, a swastika.

"I honestly couldn't believe it. I was just, like, in shock," says one woman who is a University of Toledo medical student and lives at the home with her mother.

"This was a reality check for us because we never thought that something like this would ever happen in our neighborhood or in our city," added her brother, Moustafa.

Family members contacted police, who are searching for a possible suspect.

Meantime, the family is planning to paint over the vandalism, install security cameras and possibly move from the home where they have lived since 1999.

"It's just really hurtful to see this actually happened," added the young woman who grew up here.