Arizona Hindu Center Suffers Graffiti Attack

August 13, 2003

Source: The Arizona Republic

On August 13, 2003 The Arizona Republic reported that "police are investigating two graffiti attacks on a Chandler Hindu center [AZ] as possible hate crimes... Chandler police assigned detectives to the two cases Wednesday after the Bhakti Vedanta Cultural Center was vandalized for the second time in two weeks late Tuesday or early Wednesday... In both cases, graffiti about drugs, sex and Satan was spray-painted on the north windows of the building, at 100 S. Weber Drive. Originally, police considered the July 31 vandalism to be the work of taggers. The investigation was later suspended because of a lack of leads."