Three Suspects Accused of Spray Painting Swastikas and Anti-Semitic Graffiti in University Heights

Three Suspects Accused of Spray Painting Swastikas and Anti-Semitic Graffiti in University Heights
UH PD

Update: University Heights police have identified three culprits suspected of spray painting anti-Semitic graffiti and swastikas on various buildings and businesses in the city in late July.

Twenty-three-year-old Bo Briele Truitt has been charged with ethnic intimidation, inducing panic and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

That minor, a 16-year-old girl, has been charged in Cuyahoga County juvenile court.

An arrest warrant was also issued for 20-year-old Gabriel Truitt.

Both Truitts reside in Beachwood.

“The University Heights Police Department condemns Anti-Semitism and acts of ethnic intimidation, and we will remain diligent in our zero-tolerance efforts to prevent, investigate, and apprehend those who commit such cowardly and hateful acts,” the department said in a statement.

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(Original story 7/30/2020): Do you know this asshole?

University Heights police are looking for help in identifying this sorry excuse for a human being who spray painted anti-Semitic graffiti and swastikas on buildings in the city between July 21 and July 26.

Based on surveillance video, cops think the suspect is a white man in his early to mid-20s who is between 5-foot-11 and 6-foot-1 in height and who chooses to leave the house to express hate while wearing socks and sandals.

If you have an idea of who this might be, you can call detectives at 216-932-8799.
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Vince Grzegorek

Vince Grzegorek has been with Scene since 2007 and editor-in-chief since 2012. He previously worked at Discount Drug Mart and Texas Roadhouse.
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