Police on Sunday were searching for the person or people responsible for vandalizing Nativity scenes at a Catholic church and a home in Huntington Beach.
Someone misspelled "Hail (sic) Hitler" and drew a Hitler mustache on the baby Jesus outside a home in the 16000 block of Woodstock Lane, police said. They also put a Nazi symbol on one of the wisemen likely with a black Sharpie pen.
Homeowner Richard Candlish reported it to police and cleaned up the scene he said he spent a month putting up.
"It probably took less than 15 minutes for someone just to deface all of it," he said.
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The case followed another one in which similar scrawlings were found about three blocks away on a Nativity scene at Saint Bonaventure Catholic Parish. Parishoners called police at 9 a.m. to report the vandalism.
Parishoner Max Periolat, 10, said he was offended.
"Who would do such a thing?" he said. "If I saw them I would give them a whopper."
Police said they were investigating.