- The Washington Times - Monday, August 27, 2018

“Pig” and “Nazi” epithets are no longer the go-to slur for anti-cop vandals in New York City after a handful of FDNY ambulances were defaced.

Officials in the Big Apple are looking for information on a man who was caught on surveillance camera writing “Nazi pig” and swastikas on the Fire Department’s vehicles over the weekend.

Four FDNY ambulances near Amsterdam Avenue and West 172nd Street in Washington Heights were targeted by a bearded white man wearing a white baseball cap and a maroon T-shirt.

“Today multiple #FDNY ambulances were vandalized in Manhattan. Fire Marshals and @NYPDnews are asking for assistance to identify this individual. Please call 718 722 3600,” FDNY tweeted Sunday evening.

“That’s not a way to bring the communications, to bring a message. That’s not a way,” Bronx resident Euris Soto told a local CBS affiliate.

The incident is being investigated by police as a hate crime.

• Douglas Ernst can be reached at dernst@washingtontimes.com.

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