Children playing on a soccer field at an exclusive housing development found a spray-painted swastika and a Nazi flag replica Friday, one day after a burning cross was found on a black family's lawn a half-mile away.
The swastika, painted on the grass of the soccer field, was found at 5:50 p.m. in the Hidden Valley Homes development and the flag was found posted on a stick about 100 yards away, Los Angeles County sheriff's Deputy Van Mosley said.Both items were found one-half mile from the home where a cross-burning incident took place on Thursday. It was unknown if the two incidents were related, Mosley said.
Derrick Quals, 31, found the burning cross on the front lawn of his family's home early Thursday. Neighbors and Quals say the family has faced harassment since moving into the predominantly white neighborhood three months ago.