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Staten Island religious vandalism under investigation
STATEN ISLAND (WABC) -- Police are investigating acts of vandalism at two separate houses of worship over the weekend in Staten Island.
One was at a church in Willowbrook, the other at a synagogue in New Springville.
A swastika and the words 'White Power' were scribbled on a gatepost outside Congregation Aviv Hadash.
Police are investigating it as a possible hate crime.
Just a few miles away, at the Holy Family Roman Catholic Church in Willowbrook, vandals ripped the parish sign right out of the ground and dumped it in a backyard down the street.
"You just have to pray for the evil heart that somehow saw that that was a good thing to do, or a fun thing to do," said the church pastor, the Reverend Austin Titus.
At this point, it does not appear that the two incidents are related.
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