Richard Candlish's nativity scene was vandalized last night in Huntington Beach, California (video below).
Someone wrote “HAIL Hitler” on his baby Jesus and drew a Hitler-style mustache, reports CBS Los Angeles.
Candlish told CBS Los Angeles: “They misspelled HEIL. It really goes to the ignorance of the people who did it. Unfortunately, I had several children come by and their parents had to take them away.”
The same Hitler comment was spray painted on one of the three wise men.
Down the street, similar graffiti, including swastikas, was also found on a nativity scene outside the St. Bonaventure Church.
Police say they’re investigating this as a possible hate crime.