Ormond Beach, FL - Police are looking for clues to help them find whoever spray-painted a swastika and other racist graffiti at a children’s park.
The Ormond Beach Police Department says it was discovered at 11:55am Monday at the entrance to the Magic Forest Playground at Rainbow Park on the 400 block of Nova Road.
OBPD Officer Keith Walker says a passerby saw the black-colored graffiti and called them to report it.
The graffiti – which also included references to Adolf Hitler and the Ku Klux Klan – was spray-painted on a rainbow arch which serves as the entrance to the play area that was renovated with the help of volunteers and city officials last year.
Spray paint markings were also found by police on the outside wall of a racquetball court at the park.
Walker says they have no leads right now as to who might’ve done it or even a rough time frame as to when the graffiti was spray-painted on there.
The racist nature of the graffiti is not something OBPD usually deals with, according to Walker, but they suspect whoever did it was likely sending a message since it was discovered on Martin Luther King Day.
Walker says they’re going through video footage at this time to see if they can get a better idea of when and who might’ve done this.
A city crew has already gone to the park to re-surface the rainbow and cover it up with fresh paint.
Anyone with information to share about this incident can call OBPD at 386-677-0731, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office at 386-248-1777 or Crime Stoppers at 888-277-8477 to remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward.
Photo above of actual graffiti courtesy of OBPD.
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