Family fears for children after vandals scratch swastika into home

MIRA MESA, Calif. - A couple fears for the safety of their children after hateful messages were etched on their home in Mira Mesa.

A knock on the door alerted the interracial family that a swastika had been scratched into the wet concrete on their front pillar. Their house was under a remodel when a vandal targeted the home.

"When I saw the swastika my stomach dropped and I just thought I hope my kids are safe,” said Dr. Katie Sciurba. “Being the white mother of two boys of color I am completely dismayed.”

Police have started an investigation into the vandalism.

One pillar was marked with a swastika and SS insignia. The letters SWP, the known moniker of white supremacists. were etched into the other pillar,

Dr. Jerry Jenkins is a professor at Palomar college and says his family was used to this type of vandalism when he lived in the South, but he never thought he would see it in San Diego.

“I’m more worried for my kids then I am for myself," said Dr. Jenkins. "I just don’t want them to have to deal with this stuff.”