College students charged for swastika graffiti

February 8, 2008 4:55:37 AM PST
Three college students are charged with spray-painting swastikas on statues and signs in three central New Jersey communities. Authorities say "stupidity" was the motive.

The vandalism happened in East Windsor, Hightstown and Roosevelt last month.

Police say they cracked the case with a tip from someone who said the men had bought spray paint at a Wal-Mart.

Nicholas Kurahara, who attends the University of Delaware; Nikolai Afanassenkov, who attends the University of Hartford; and Max Drazdik, who attends George Washington University, are charged with bias intimidation and bias-based criminal mischief.

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Information from: The Times, http://www.nj.com/times


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