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Teen charged with hate crime after allegedly spray-painting car in Brighton

August 19, 2019 03:21 PM

BRIGHTON, N.Y. (WHEC) — An 18-year-old is facing felony charges after he allegedly committed a hate crime in Brighton.

Evan Dombroski, of Henrietta, is charged with criminal mischief as a hate crime and aggravated harassment. 

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Brighton Police and New York State Police say Dombroski spraypainted a swastika, the "N" word, and homophobic slurs on a car on Spier Avenue in Brighton earlier this month.

The woman who owns the car is African American and Jewish. She told News10NBC she had it less than a week when she woke up to find it vandalized. 

Dombroski was arraigned and released on his recognizance. 

State Police Capt. Carolyn Mullin, Brighton Police Chief Mark Henderson, and Brighton Town Supervisor Bill Moehle held a news conference Monday afternoon.

Watch News10NBC at 5 and 6 to hear what they had to say about the alleged crime more on this arrest.

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