Police in Brentwood are investigating a hate crime Friday after an African-American family found racist graffiti on the garage door and driveway of their home.
The quiet Contra Costa County neighborhood was in shock after the hateful vandalism attack.
The graffiti that someone left on the garage door and the driveway of the Lexington Court home was racist and intimidating.
It included the n-word, the word "monkeys," and also the letters "KKK" and a swastika, all in black spray paint.
The African-American family who lives at the residence was not home at the time.
Neighbors KTVU spoke with were in shock.
"There's never been no racial [issues] in here, and I've been here three years," said area resident Theresa Brown. "And my neighbor has been here maybe two and a half."
At the nearby Walnut Park, a bench next to a basketball court was also hit with a swastika and the words "whites only."
Brentwood police say they are going hard after the people who committed this crime and that they recovered good evidence at the scenes.
"This is a serious crime This isn't just kids out spray painting and vandalizing," said Brentwood police Capt. Tom Hansen. When we catch these people, we’re going to work with our district attorney and seek felony charges.
Anyone with information about the vandalism has been asked to call Brentwood police Detective Aguirre at (925) 809-7726.
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