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Anti-Defamation League offering reward for information on sign vandal

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Posted at 5:12 PM, Jun 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-06 20:12:27-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) --- The Anti-Defamation League is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for defacing a sign across from UCSD with an anti-Semitic message.

The message, which included the F-word, was discovered over the weekend on a sign celebrating the upcoming Hillel Jewish Center across from UCSD.

Lettering of the graffiti resembled the Nazi swastika. The sign that was defaced is located at the corner of La Jolla Village Drive and Torrey Pines Road.

The sign announced the Glickman Hillel Center, a $15 million project the City Council approved in 2017 after more than a decade of legal and other opposition.

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“We hope this reward facilitates the quick apprehension of whoever is behind this hateful vandalism” said Tammy Gillies, ADL San Diego Regional Director.

“The graffiti, which includes lettering similar to a swastika, and derogatory language impacts the entire community. This kind of hateful message is meant to be troubling to all who see it, but especially to the Jewish community targeted by this anti-Semitism and vandalism. We commend the San Diego Police Department for investigating these hateful acts.”