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Swastika painted on Poway family's home during Hanukkah

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Posted at 6:28 PM, Dec 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-04 17:42:17-05

POWAY, Calif. (KGTV) - Poway residents gathered Monday night to rally against an anti-Semitic hate crime during Hanukkah.

Someone painted a swastika on the side of a Jewish family’s home and poured some type of chemical on their car Sunday night.

Shawn Seibert lives in the house with his mother. He says he heard noises around 11:20 p.m. and went outside, only to see two people away. That’s when he noticed the swastika on the side of their house and the damage to his car.

Sunday night was the start of Hanukkah.

“When you see it, it just shakes you down to your core,” Seibert said. “How can someone do something like that to someone they don’t know?”

The community came together Monday to show their support for the Seiberts. Several dozen people gathered at the corner of Poway and Community Roads with signs preaching against hate, as drivers honked their horns in support of the rally.

The Seiberts were able to remove the swastika Monday morning.