Police arrest man, Anti-Semitic graffiti painted in DC


Police arrested a 60-year-old man in connection with anti-Semitic graffiti discovered in Northwest Washington.

Generoso Anthony Capodilupo, 60, of no fixed address, was charged with multiple counts of defacing public and private property, according to the Metropolitan Police Department.

Earlier this month, vandals repeatedly painted the word “Jew” on the images of rats appearing on an outdoor Chinese Zodiac public art display. On Monday, swastikas were discovered painted on the street nearby, the DCist news website reported. The graffiti was in the Chinatown area of 7th and H streets.

Maintenance crews employed by DowntownDC, a private nonprofit that encourages business in the city center, have repeatedly cleaned the graffiti, including the swastikas from Monday.


A swastika also was drawn on the door of a corner Starbucks, according to the report.

—JTA News and Features

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