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Two men charged in Jewish fraternity vandalism

By:  Erin Calandra

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. State College police said two Penn State students confessed to painting swastikas on the cars at a fraternity house last month.

Police said Hayden Grom and Eric Hyland, both 19, were intoxicated when they grabbed spray paint cans out of their closet and tagged the cars and dumpster at Beta Sigma Beta fraternitys parking lot.

Grom and Hyland are charged with ethnic intimidation.

A fraternity spokesman agreed with the charges, telling 6 News this crime isnt just vandalism, but should be prosecuted as a hate crime.

Police said one unidentified person gave a tip that lead to the identification and arrests in the case.  That person will be eligible for a $5,000 reward if the two men are convicted.

 
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