A family that supported Barack Obama found a charred wooden cross on its lawn in Hardwick, N.J., Thursday not far from burned pieces of a banner that read, "President Obama - Victory '08," which had been stolen from the yard.
The cross was 6 feet tall, WCBSTV.com reported.
Investigators said they were treating it as a bias crime.
Gary Grewal said he spotted the banner and cross as he stepped out to take his 8-year-old daughter to school.
"You can imagine the types of questions she was asking," he said. "It was very tough to explain."