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POSTED November 25, 2013 9:21 p.m.

 

RACIAL SLURS, SWASTIKAS FOUND ON 7 LA VEHICLES

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police say seven vehicles were vandalized with spray-painted swastikas and racial slurs in Pacific Palisades during the weekend.

Officer Sally Madera says the vandalism occurred early Sunday in a 3-square-mile area around Sunset Boulevard. It's not known whether any of the cars were specifically targeted based on the owner's ethnicity. Police say a slur on one of the cars didn't match the victim's ethnicity.

EX-FLIGHT ATTENDANT SENTENCED FOR BOMB THREATS: LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former United Airlines flight attendant who made phony bomb threats against jetliners has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison.

Patrick Cau, who also uses the name Patrick Kaiser, was sentenced Monday by a federal judge in Los Angeles.

Cau pleaded guilty earlier this year to one count of false information and hoaxes. In the plea agreement, Cau said he used pay phones in several cities to make eight threats against United flights between October 2012 and January.

The German national who now lives in Dallas was also ordered to pay more than $300,000 to United and to Los Angeles police as restitution because flights were delayed, canceled, evacuated or searched

CALIF HOMELESS MAN DIES AFTER BEING BEATEN: SAN BERNARDINO  (AP) — A homeless man has died after he was found severely beaten behind a liquor store in San Bernardino.

The San Bernardino County coroner's office said 55-year-old Theodore Stratton died Saturday. Authorities say he suffered severe blunt force trauma to his head on Nov. 16. A passer-by found Stratton lying unconscious on a couch behind a liquor store.

An autopsy will be conducted later this week to determine the exact cause of death.

Police say no one has been arrested and they don't what the motive for the attack was.

 

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