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Swastikas found drawn at Jewish woman's apartment

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Thursday, July 26, 2012 | Charleston, SC | News, Weather, Sports

WEST ASHLEY, SC (WCSC) - The Charleston Police Department is investigating a vandalism in West Ashley where five swastikas were drawn on the outside of a 76-year-old Jewish woman's apartment.

On Sunday afternoon, police responded to the Spanish Oaks apartments on Ashley River Road. The victim, Estelle Whitney, told police that five swastikas were drawn on the outside of her apartment.

"Some of my friends came to pick me up a little before 11 a.m. for brunch," Whitney said. "We came back maybe around 2:30 p.m. and as I was opening my door, on the corner of my eye, I could see something was near the door. It was a swastika."

Whitney said she found four more swastikas throughout the outside wall of her apartment.

"I was shaking because you see my whole family in Europe died in concentration camps," Whitney said.

Whitney said she does not know who did this but wants to find out why they did it. Whitney and a manager at the apartment complex took photos of the symbols before they were erased.

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