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Car spray-painted with anti-Trump graffiti, set on fire in SE Portland

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A car was spray-painted with anti-Donald Trump graffiti and set on fire in southeast Portland. (Photo: Portland Police Bureau) A car was spray-painted with anti-Donald Trump graffiti and set on fire in southeast Portland. (Photo: Portland Police Bureau)
Photo: Portland Police Bureau Photo: Portland Police Bureau
Photo: Portland Police Bureau Photo: Portland Police Bureau
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

A car was spray-painted with anti-Donald Trump graffiti and then set on fire in southeast Portland.

A reward up to $1,000 is being offered to catch whoever did it.

Police and firefighters responded to Southeast 9th Avenue and Ash Street at 12:28 a.m. Friday.

They arrived to find a Ford Mustang on fire. After the fire was put out, investigators found "FK Trump" spray-painted on the side of the car.

The owner of the Ford Mustang, Jermaine Streeter, said he was out with friends and came back to find his car destroyed.

"They tagged my vehicle and burned it. You didn't have to torch my vehicle," said Streeter.

Streeter is a Marine and supports President-elect Donald Trump and had a sticker on his car to show it. He now hopes the people who tagged and burned his car are caught.

"I hope they serve some time and understand what it means to have something taken away from them that they worked hard to get. That was for their freedom that I fought for and service members fought for, and this doesn't give them the right to go around and vandalize, speak out on whatever they want through their violence," Streeter said. 

A Volvo parked in front of the burned Mustang had also been tagged with similar graffiti.

A witness told police that he heard a possible explosion and saw a person jumping in place several times next to the Mustang. The person near the car then ran away southbound on 9th Avenue.

The witness was only able to describe the person as being average height with a thin build and dark clothing.

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information that leads to an arrest in this case. Tipsters can remain anonymous.

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