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Restaurant Vandals Suspected to Be Animal Lovers

Sheriff’s investigators were looking into the possibility that animal rights activists may have vandalized a McDonald’s restaurant early Sunday.

A fountain was thrown through a plate-glass window of the restaurant at 30305 Street of the Golden Lantern, and its walls were spray-painted with slogans such as “Die Center” and “Meat is Murder,” Orange County Sheriff’s Lt. Hector Rivera said.

The damage may have been done between 1:30 and 4:30 a.m. Sunday, when no one was at the restaurant, Rivera said.

The fountain thrown through the window had been removed from the front of the restaurant.

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In May, vandals who were apparently animal lovers targeted one of the few county restaurants serving buffalo meat. A window at G & G International Pizza/House of Buffalo in Costa Mesa was smashed and a cardboard sign bearing the words “buffalo killer” was left inside the restaurant.


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