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Vandals slashed tires on about a dozen cars in Cloverly Maryland.
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Vandals slashed tires on about a dozen cars in Cloverly Maryland.

Several dozen vehicles and a park were targeted by the vandals. Montgomery County police are investigating it as a hate crime.

“Slashed tires, and wrote profanities and made rude pictures all up and down the street,” said a victim who did not want to be identified.

The victim had two of her cars vandalized and says the vandals also spray painted street signs and a nearby park with racist and homophobic slurs.

“There were swastikas spray painted on his car and there were different phallic symbols on some cars,” she said.

The victim lives in the 15500 block of Wembrough street in Cloverly Maryland. Its a quiet, secluded, middle-class neighborhood near upper Silver Spring.

“There are Hispanic people, white, blacks, Asians. Everybody seemed to get hit,” she said.

After the shock wore off neighbors did what neighbors do.

“I helped my neighbor clean up his car he helped me change my tires,” she said.

Neighbors also cleaned up the vandalized park and speculated on the identity of the culprits.

"I think it's some teenagers who are angry and are taking it out on whomever they can target," she said.

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