Man Caught on Video Spray-Painting Anti-Semitic Graffiti Outside Staten Island School

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    Police are looking for a vandal who was captured on security video spraying anti-Semitic graffiti outside a Catholic school on Staten Island last Friday. Gus Rosendale reports. (Published Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014)

    Police are looking for a vandal who was captured on security video spraying anti-Semitic graffiti outside a Catholic school on Staten Island last Friday.

    Police say the suspect spray-painted swastikas and profanities on the steps outside Blessed Sacrament School on Delafield Avenue in Port Richmond at about 11 p.m. 

    He's wanted for criminal mischief. 

    Neighbors were appalled to see the hateful images outside the school.

    Judy Ringel, who lives across the street, said she was walking her dogs on Sunday night when she passed by the graffiti, which has been washed away. 

    "I've never seen anything like it in this neighborhood before," she said. 

    Margaret Kirchoff said the neighborhood has always been quiet in the 80 years she's lived there, and that "people have gotten along well." 

    Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS. 

    -- Gus Rosendale contributed to this report. 

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