Philadelphia police have arrested a South Jersey man for allegedly spray-painting racist, pro-Trump messages on several cars on the morning after the November 8 presidential election.
The suspect, who was arrested about two weeks later, allegedly is the ex-boyfriend of one of the property-damage victims, the Philadelphia Inquirer/Daily News reported, and the victim and her daughter identified the suspect when detectives showed them some surveillance footage. The suspect himself is also African-American, Breitbart News added.
The Inquirer/Daily News provides more background on what allegedly occurred in the early morning hours of November 9.
"On that morning, residents on the block awoke to find racist and pro-Trump graffiti spray painted on their storefronts, cars and homes. One of the damaged cars was a white SUV that had 'Trump Rules' and 'Black B***h' spray-painted across it in large black letters. The 62-year-old owner of the car, who is a black woman, has said she reported the vandalism to police. Police said that surveillance video captured a man spray painting a hood of a parked vehicle on the block about 5 a.m. that day. Several other vehicles and homes were also vandalized by the suspect, who then fled in an unknown direction, police said."