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Swastikas discovered around Angeles National Golf Club

August 9, 2012 |  7:22 am


Los Angeles police are investigating an incident at the Angeles National Golf Club in which someone arranged rocks to look like swastikas and scrawled the hate symbols on fencing at the course.

The vandalism was discovered Saturday morning by a maintenance crew on several of the holes througout the course as well as perimeter fencing. The LAPD said they have no suspects in the case and the investigation is ongoing.

The incident took place the day after a jury in Los Angeles ruled in favor of the golf club in a civil court case in which a former drink server, Carley Cooter, sued the club alleging retaliation, discrimination, harassment and wrongful termination.

Three similar cases are pending.

Ann A. Hull, who represented Cooter and the other plaintiffs suing the golf club said Wednesday that as far as she knows her employment-civil rights cases had "no relationship whatsoever" to the vandalism.

Eric W. Rose, spokesman for the club, which is located in the 9400 block of Foothill Boulevard, said there were still unanswered questions.

"We are uncertain if the hate crime vandalism was meant to target any specific individual or was somehow related to the court proceedings," said Rose.


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Photo: One of the swastika symbols discovered near the ninth green at the Angeles National Golf Club. Credit: Angeles National Golf Club

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