Graffiti near southwest Calgary playground was motivated by hate, police say
Anyone with information about an incident of vandalism at a playground in southwest Calgary is asked to contact police. (File)
CALGARY -- Investigators are looking for the person responsible for a hateful message written on the ground at a southwest Calgary playground this week.
Calgary police responded to an incident of vandalism at the parking lot of playground at 384 Woodvale Dr. S.W.
They say that sometime between 9 p.m. on April 20 and 8:30 a.m. on April 21, someone wrote "I love Hitler" along with other profanity on the pavement.
Officials say they are investigating the incident as a hate crime targeting members of the Jewish community.
"April 20 is of historical significance as it was previously celebrated as Hitler’s birthday and designated a national holiday during the reign of Nazi Germany," police wrote in a release.
Hate motivation becomes an aggravating factor during sentencing of anyone convicted of committing an offence, police add.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call police at 403-266-1234 or Crime Stoppers anonymously through the following methods:
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