Non-Jewish Couple become target of hate – twice

For the second time in two weeks, a home in the Willo District neighborhood in Central Phoenix was left vandalized with anti-Semitic graffiti.

Source: 3TV/CBS 5

The first time it happened, on the weekend of Jan. 23, a swastika was painted on the front of the home while Alba Rodriguez, the homeowner was out of town.

She was notified that someone kept ringing her doorbell. She asked neighbors to check on her home and they alerted her to the graffiti they found and sent pictures.

AZFamily.com reported that neighbors in the Willo district gathered to help Alba paint over the swastikas on the home of her and her fiancee.

Then on the morning of Feb. 7, she walked outside to see one of their cars with three swastikas painted on it.

Alba says she is baffled and has no idea why her home was targeted. She described Willo as a diverse and inclusive community. She is not Jewish and does not know why her home has been targeted.

“We are not Jewish but we’re a biracial lesbian couple so there are some potential issues with that,” explained the homeowner. “I don’t know what I did that made someone that angry that they’ve targeted us now twice, where once could have been a little bit random, but the second time, it’s a clear message,” she told AZFamily.com in an interview.

The homeowner says she’s upping her security system in case someone comes back. Until someone comes forward or someone is caught, she says she can’t sleep.

“Is this just spray paint or is it going to become something a little bit bigger and harmful?”

The homeowner says Phoenix police are investigating and the ADL and FBI are aware of the incident.

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