Vandals spray-paint racist symbols and remarks on cars in Charlottesville

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19) -- Vandals have targeted two cars by spray-painting racist symbols and remarks on Saturday.

The man who owns the cars, Lemuel Vaughan, told CBS19 it happened early Saturday morning at his home on Elliott Avenue near the corner of Sixth Street.

The vandals spray-painted swastikas, and also the "n-word" one of the cars.

Vaughan said he was not sure who did it, but said the neighborhood is usually quiet.

"Hopefully you'll get caught and put on the news so you can be chastised for your actions," said Vaughan.

The Charlottesville Police Department said it is investigating the incident.

There are no suspects in custody, but anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at (434) 977-4000.