Vandals defaced Nativity scenes outside a home in Huntington Beach and outside a church a few blocks away. The vandals wrote “Hail (sic) Hitler”, drew a Hitler mustache on a baby Jesus and put a Nazi symbol on a wise man. Police were searching for the suspects on December 23, 2012.
Vandalism, pursuant to Penal Code section 594, where the damage is less than $400 is a misdemeanor. Vandalism is a wobbler if the damage is $400 or more. However, vandalism at a church, under certain circumstances, is punishable as a wobbler regardless of the damage, pursuant to Penal Code section 594.3(a).
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