What an awful thing to wake up to. On Thursday, July 9, a social media post revealed that a bunch of vehicles in Edmonton were vandalized with swastikas and racial slurs. Following the discovery of the racist vandalism, Edmonton police have been notified.
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At around 1:20 a.m. on July 9, Karla Vasquez-Oteiza and her partner were walking their dog down a residential block of Edmonton when they discovered the vandalism.
The vandalism occurred in the Chappelle neighbourhood of Edmonton, Vasquez-Oteiza told Narcity.
"When we walked past the Chappelle Commons parking lot we noticed that two vehicles had been heavily vandalized," she said.
The photos which she posted on Twitter feature the two trucks. They're the ones that have all the yellow paint splashed on them.
The 24-year-old said that they could smell the spray-paint when they spotted the vehicles so they assume the vandalism had taken place recently.
The two decided to call up Edmonton Police Service immediately and gave them the description of the vehicles and told them where it took place.
But that wasn't the end of it.
As they approached their apartment, they noticed that a whole bunch of vehicles on their street, including their own, had been subjected to vandalism as well.
Took our dog for a walk in Chappelle #YEG late tonight and we discovered that a bunch of vehicles (including ours)… https://t.co/fDsrQ7XcIv— K 🏳️🌈🇨🇱🇨🇦 (@K 🏳️🌈🇨🇱🇨🇦)1594284186.0
"In total, I believe there were about 11 vehicles that were damaged," she told us.
The photos on Twitter show the N-word, the F-word and a lot of swastikas marked on the vehicles.
Vasquez-Oteiza and her partner didn't see anyone else as the police came over to take their statement.
Narcity has reached out to Edmonton Police Service for comment and we will update this article when we have a response.
Vasquez-Oteiza said that she doesn't believe they were targetted, mainly because the vandals chose to deface cars that weren't directly in front of people's homes.
"However this neighbourhood has many minority groups that live here, it is a very diverse neighbourhood which is why we love living here," she said.
Vasquez-Oteiza also provided more photos of the other cars that were vandalized as part of the same spree.
This isn't the first case of vandalism that has taken place recently.