Anti-Trump graffiti mars Newport Beach neighborhood

Eight homes in Corona del Mar were vandalized with graffiti between Wednesday night and Thursday morning, according to police.
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Police are trying to find out who vandalized more than half a dozen homes in Newport Beach with graffiti that included a profane assessment of Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump.

Neighbors woke up Thursday morning to find two garage doors bearing the words "[Expletive] Trump” and "[Expletive] the system” sprayed in large letters with white paint.

In all, eight houses or apartments in an affluent neighborhood near China Cove in Corona del Mar were spray-painted, police said.

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Some city signs also were vandalized, Newport Beach police spokeswoman Jennifer Manzella said.

Most of the graffiti didn’t carry a political message, according to police.

Residents discovered the vandalism around 7:30 a.m. Thursday, and police began taking stock of the damage and contacting homeowners, Manzella said.

The message lashing out at Trump led some residents to believe that the neighborhood of multimillion-dollar homes was targeted because of its wealth.

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Dobruck writes for Times Community News.


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