Swastika burned into Sioux Falls parking lot

Published: Mar. 24, 2019 at 6:58 PM CDT
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Sioux Falls police are investigating after a swastika was found burned into the parking lot of a Sioux Falls neighborhood.

It happened just before 9:00 p.m. Saturday night at the upper parking lot of Tuthill Park.

Sioux Falls police said witnesses saw a group of teenagers in the park and shortly after saw fire.

When police arrived they found the swastika and a phallic symbol burned into the concrete.

Sioux Falls police sergeant Jon Thum said based on the information they have received, they believe it was a teenage prank instead of a hate crime.

Neighbors in the Tuthill Park area tell KSFY News, they were shocked to see something like this happen in their neighborhood.

They went on to say they are disheartened and disgraced that someone would try to create such a permanent and hateful symbol and they want whoever created it to know this level of hate and nonacceptance will not be tolerated.