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Vandals draw Hitler mustache on baby Jesus in nativity scene

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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.

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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.