Teen draws swastikas on Long Island homes: police

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Carlos Rivera, 17, of Lawrence, N.Y., is accused of etching swastikas on two homes in Cedarhurst, Long Island, with a piece of chalk he found on the ground. (Photo: Nassau County Police Department)

Carlos Rivera, 17, of Lawrence, N.Y., is accused of etching swastikas on two homes in Cedarhurst, Long Island, with a piece of chalk he found on the ground. (Photo: Nassau County Police Department)

CEDARHURST, Long Island – A teen who happened on a piece of chalk while walking in his Long Island neighborhood allegedly used that chalk to draw hate symbols on two homes, police in Nassau County said Monday.

Carlos A. Rivera, 17, was walking about 5 p.m. March 7 on Oxford Road in Cedarhurst when he found the chalk and proceeded to draw swastikas on a pair of homes, police said. Rivera was arrested Sunday night at his home.

He faces two counts of aggravated harassment and was issued a desk appearance ticket to respond on April 13 to First District Court in Hempstead.

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