Vandalism Hate Crime and Investigation

On the afternoon of June 9, a Glendale Police officer was hailed down by the victim of an act of vandalism.

The victim told officers the incident occurred in the 600 block of East Lomita Avenue in Glendale. He stated he parked his car on the night of June 8 at about 9 p.m. He returned the following morning and found his car had been “keyed.” Scratches were on the passenger side, the rear panel, the roof and the hood.

        “IT’s OK TO BE QUEER,” “PRIDE,” “STOP HATING” and “LGBTQ” were among the phrases etched into the paint on various parts of the car. Additionally, a derogatory word used to attack those of Armenian descent was carved into the vehicle’s hood.

Detectives from the GPD Robbery/Homicide Unit, which investigates hate crimes, immediately began an investigation. The car is currently in police custody undergoing forensics testing.

The investigation is active and ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact the GPD immediately by calling (818) 548-4911. To remain anonymous, call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477 or go directly to