Homeless man arrested in painting of swastikas at Stanford


(JTA) — A homeless man was arrested in connection with the spray-painting of swastikas on several Stanford University buildings.

Lucas Joseph Ninow, 19, who has no connection to the northern California school, was arrested last week and charged on three counts, including felony vandalism and a misdemeanor hate crime, the Stanford Daily reported Friday.

Swastikas were found painted on a Jewish fraternity house and on at least one student residence on April 26.

Three weeks before the incident, Stanford student government candidate Molly Horwitz alleged that she was singled out for her Jewishness during an endorsement interview by the university’s Students of Color Coalition.

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