Two Nativity scenes were desecrated the night before Christmas Eve, officials told CBSLA. The nativity scenes were both on the same street in Huntington Beach, California.
Richard Candlish, owner of one of the vandalized nativity scenes, told CBSLA that the Christmas decorations that usually brought him joy over the holidays now bring him grief. The culprit scribbled “HAIL Hitler” on the baby Jesus along with a Hitler-esque mustache.
“They misspelled HEIL,” Candlish said to CBSLA. “It really goes to the ignorance of the people who did it”.
Degrood continued,”I thought it was horrible.We put out a really nice display for the community. And our parish community. And it’s really sad for someone to take it upon themselves to wreck it for everyone.”
Candlish said that many parents used to bring their children to see his Christmas display, but now “children come by and their parents had to take them away.”
No suspects have been arrested yet.
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