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Police on Sunday were searching for the person or people responsible for vandalizing Nativity scenes at a Catholic church and a home in a Southern California city.
Someone misspelled "Hail (sic) Hitler" and drew a Hitler mustache on the baby Jesus outside a home in Huntington Beach, police said.
They also put a Nazi symbol on one of the wise men with a black pen.
Homeowner Richard Candlish reported it to police and cleaned up the scene he said he spent a month putting up.
"It probably took less than 15 minutes for someone just to deface all of it," he said.
The case followed another one in which similar scrawlings were found about three blocks away on a Nativity scene at Saint Bonaventure Catholic Parish.
Parishoners reported the vandalism to the police.
Parishoner Max Periolat, 10, said he was offended.
"Who would do such a thing?" he said. "If I saw them I would give them a whopper."
Police said they were investigating.