Walled Lake police are investigating an incident in which a vehicle was spray painted with swastikas and set on fire on Monday, July 25 in the 100 block of Liberty.
When officers arrived on the scene, a red pickup truck was engulfed in flames.
A small trailer parked near the truck was also spray painted with swastikas on the sides and front in black paint. The responding officer had prior knowledge that the swastikas were not branded on the trailer earlier.
Officers also observed black paint on the side and wall of a structure at the property, as well as on the ground of an alley.
Police spoke with two witnesses who both stated that they heard a “big boom” and went over to investigate when they saw the truck on fire.
A silver Dodge Ram arrived on the scene while police were talking with witnesses. The driver said he parked the truck on the property and at that time there were no swastikas or damage.
As the fire was being extinguished, the officer noticed a black aerosol can of paint on the seat of the torched vehicle.
The case has been turned over to arson investigations and the detective bureau.