Four young men have been arrested for damaging a holiday Menorah decoration in the front yard of a home last December.
Chandler Police spokesman Sgt. Daniel Mejia said their officers arrested three juvenile boys and one 19-year-old man Friday after a lengthy investigation.
Mejia said all four will face felony charges of criminal damage and trespassing.
The incident happened last December as Hanukkah drew to a close.
[ORIGINAL STORY: http://www.azfamily.com/story/34155161/community-supports-family-whose-menorah-was-found-twisted-into-swastika]
Last December a Chandler family woke up to find their front-yard decoration celebrating the holiday had been twisted into a swastika shaped symbol.
Naomi Ellis said her husband, Seth, built the menorah after their three sons – ages 5, 7 and 9 – asked for holiday lights to celebrate the season.
“We live in a great neighborhood with kind and welcoming neighbors,” Ellis said. “We never would have imagined that someone would spread so much hate here.”
Mejia says the investigation is continuing.
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