Swastikas, hate messages sprayed on Sylvan Park homes

Video shows suspects approaching one home and spraying paint on the camera.
Metro Police have released video of suspects who may have been involved in painting graffiti on homes in the Sylvan Park area early Sunday morning.
Published: Mar. 19, 2023 at 12:15 PM CDT
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) - Metro Police are looking for two people suspected of spray-painting swastikas and hate messages on five homes in the Sylvan Park area early Sunday.

A Ring video from one of the homes showed a person walking up to the front porch and spraying paint onto the camera, then trying to tear a flag down from the front porch and painting on a wall of the home. A second person was visible in the video.

The vandalism occurred at homes on Westlawn Drive, and Nebraska, Wyoming, Colorado, and Idaho Avenues. 

Chief John Drake with Metro Police has directed an increased patrol presence in the Sylvan Park area, as well as in the areas of Jewish institutions in the city.

If anyone has any information about who these people are, call Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463. Specialized Investigation Division detectives are leading the investigation.