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Man arrested on felony hate crime charge for anti-gay graffiti at UC Berkeley

Thursday, January 17, 2013

BERKELEY, Calif. — A California man faces a felony hate crime charge after officers spotted him spray painting anti-gay graffiti on campus buildings at the University of California-Berkeley.

Anthony Garcia

Anthony Garcia, 23, of Huntington Park, Calif., was booked on a hate crime charge after officers caught him following a foot chase on Saturday night, reported the Oakland Tribune.

During the chase, police said Garcia fell and cut his forehead; a second suspect fled the scene.

The vandalism was categorized as a hate crime due to its derogatory references towards sexual orientation.

Garcia is not enrolled as a student at UC Berkeley, police said.

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17 more reader comments:

  1. why would he pull this at berkeley of all places….this guy really had it coming lol

    Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 12:33am
  2. Never do anti “ANYTHING” graffiti near San Fransisco… if you know whats good for you!

    Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 12:35am
  3. I was gobsmacked I mean berkeley of all places.How dumb do you gotta be.

    Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 12:48am
  4. What if he wasn’t running from the police, maybe he had an anti gun rally to get to in Texas.

    Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 12:53am
  5. One year in jail sounds good to me! What do you think????

    Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 1:10am
  6. how about 8 to 10 in prison?

    Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 1:18am
  7. pathetic, clearly there are mental issues going on here! get help!!!

    Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 1:42am
  8. Who ever said criminal were smart, if he is smart than he wouldn’t done ir.

    Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 2:21am
  9. Who ever said criminal were smart, if he is smart than he wouldn’t done ir.

    Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 2:21am
  10. Dumbass looks old enough to know better anyways!!!!

    Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 3:59am
  11. I bet NOM or the FRC will complain his “1st amendment rights” have been breached.

    Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 5:49am
  12. anti gay graffiti at berkeley? what is this doucebag on?

    Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 6:12am
  13. dude is from LA, and not a student a UC berkeley… now this makes it much less surprising

    Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 6:34am
  14. WHAT a mentally DERANGED DEMENTO! WHAT is his problem?

    Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 7:20am
  15. WHAT a mentally DERANGED DEMENTO! WHAT is his problem?

    Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 7:20am
  16. He nees help = all he can get.

    Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 9:57am
  17. this man deserves an award…. lol

    Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 1:13pm