4.) “Grass Fire”

  • 07/24/2019 12:00 AM
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
4.) “Grass Fire”
James McNellis from Washington, DC, United States [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)]
A local official in California rang the alarm after several swastikas were burned into the yards of multiple residents in San Gabriel Valley. There was even a $10 thousand reward for information leading the capture of the “racists” involved. 

Who were the perpetrators of this attack? Not an elderly, conservative white man but a 14-year-old and two 13-year-olds. 

These teenagers burned the crudely drawn Nazi images into the yards with an aerosol can and a cigarette lighter. Authorities clarified that there was no hate motive involved in this incident, this was simply an example of “edgy” children proving they aren't the sharpest tools in the shed. 

The story vanished like morning fog once it was revealed that “racist Trump supporters” were not responsible. 

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