Homeless man arrested for allegedly painting swastikas at Stanford

Marcy Oster

(JTA) — A homeless man was arrested in connection with the spray painting of swastikas on several Stanford University buildings.

Lucas Joseph Ninow, 19, who has no connection to the university, was arrested last week and charged with one count of felony vandalism, one count of misdemeanor vandalism and one count of a misdemeanor hate crime, the Stanford Daily reported on Friday.

Swastikas were found painted on a Jewish fraternity house and on at least one student residence on April 26.

The incident at the Palo Alto, California, school came three weeks after accusations by student government candidate Molly Horwitz that she was singled out for her Jewishness during an endorsement interview by the Students of Color Coalition.

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