Soldier's Car Vandalized At Dallas University
POSTED: 4:48 pm CDT September 24, 2008
UPDATED: 10:28 am CDT September 25, 2008
DALLAS -- Dallas police are looking into a shocking crime against an Iraq War vet that took place on a college campus.
Overnight Tuesday, someone took vandalized 23-year-old Army veteran Viktor Whitlow's vehicle while it was parked at Dallas Baptist University. Ironically, the mascot at DBU is the Patriot.
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The vandals used a box cutter to destroy the inside of his jeep, they slashed five tires and smashed through the windshield. Perhaps the most shocking detail to the vandalism was the message spray painted on his hood.
In red paint the vandals spraypainted the message, "Soldiers are murderers."
The message was quite a shock to Whitlow, who has been deployed twice to Iraq as an Army reservist.
"It makes you seem like a murderer -- a cold blooded killer and that's not the case," said Whitlow.
Dallas police said Whitlow's case is not considered a hate crime because military personnel cannot be members of a hate crime.