The video posted Thursday morning by Philadelphia Police showed the man walking down a sidewalk and spray-painting the hood of a car.
He is described by police as a male of an unknown race with a medium build. He was wearing a baseball cap, light colored jacket
with a reflective strip on the shoulders, light colored pants, black gloves, and white sneakers.
Around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, people in the 900 block of South 6th Street woke up to find cars and buildings hit with spray paint, with messages containing racial and anti-Semitic undertones.
"It was graffiti on my car, my car was parked over there and I came out this morning about 6:30 and I see 'Trump' written on the side of my car. I don't have any signs on my window no one knows who I voted for yesterday," said Anthony Spini.
"At the end of the day the results are what they are. It was probably someone just having some fun with the word Trump and doing what he has to do, vandalizing thousands of dollars' worth of property, that needs to be taken care of," said Ken Klemowicz.
One neighbor with surveillance video says a man moved through the street tagging property with political and racist graffiti. Police are investigating the vandalism.
"Why us? It's a great neighborhood, we love living here. It doesn't happen that often, we live next to a nice school. So hopefully we will catch the person and we will move forward," said Klemowicz.
The Anti-Defamation League released a statement saying they are disgusted by what has happened, though they are viewing it as an isolated incident.