Neighborhood appalled by vandalism to westside Albuquerque home


Warning: Some viewers might find the content of this video offensive. 

Vulgar language and derogatory symbols painted across an elderly man’s home. 

One man is trying to figure out why he was the only home hit with this type of vandalism. 

“It was pretty disgusting and it really kind of made me sick to my stomach,” Neighborhood Association President Ted Trujillo said. 

Swastikas, 666, and other wicked words cover the westside home. 

“You know the messages that were there were pretty vulgar,” Trujillo said. 

The homeowner, Max Garcia, didn’t want to talk on camera, but says he woke up on Wednesday to find his home covered in graffiti. 

From the garage, to his windows and even the driveway. 

“The painting of the male organ on the sidewalk was pretty sickening,” Trujillo continued.

Ted Trujillo, the president of the neighborhood association, is appalled. 

“It makes me angry,” he said.

“Pedophile” and the derogatory term for homosexual were also written on the house, though, the homeowner is not a listed sex offender. 

“It could have been anyone,” Trujillo said.

Although others may not want to speculate, Garcia is certain a neighbor is responsible. 

While KRQE News 13 was speaking to Garcia, a neighbor approached, explaining what one of the words meant. 

“A chomo is a child molester, dear,” the neighbor said. 

The neighbor left, then came back again, taunting Garcia and even flipping off KRQE News 13’s cameras. 

Other neighbors just want whoever did this caught. 

 “It makes me angry, I mean in the sense that it upsets me that they would do that to him,” Trujillo said.

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