FBI to join investigation of swastika burned outside PA home

WPXI
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July 8, 2013

SARVER, Pa. — A Butler County man said he woke up on Friday to find a symbol of hate in his front yard and now the FBI is offering their assistance with the investigation.

John Namey sent Channel 11 a message on Facebook, saying he found a large swastika burned into the grass of his Sarver home.

"It's a hateful thing. There is no place for that in this world, but unfortunately some people thrive on putting others down," said Namey.

Namey said this incident is not the first personal attack against his family. Namey showed Channel 11’s Vince Sims pictures taken a few days ago of his stepson’s truck, which was covered in pink paint and had a derogatory image super glued in coins on the hood in addition to two flat tires.

Namey said he thinks he knows why his family is being targeted.

"We have a 16-year-old daughter who is openly gay, and she has been targeted in school because of that," said Namey