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Couple told to 'Go back to California,' home and car vandalized

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A California couple turned Portlanders said their home and car were spray-painted hours after a confrontation with another driver.

Preston Page and Jessica Faraday uprooted their lives from Hollywood, California to near Portland’s Hollywood District. They have been here for about four months and claimed to have done everything to turn their house into a home.
 
"This house when we moved in was ugly cream and a dirt pile," Page said. 

His fiancée Faraday chimed in and added that they have done "a lot of beautiful landscaping to make the house stand out."
  
After all that work, they found their newly-painted home and car covered with the words, "Go back to California," written in gold paint.

"To step into the driveway, spray paint the side of the house, spray paint the front door... that felt like a major violation," said Faraday. 

Page said he believes the person who did this is the same person he yelled at for speeding down his street. He said that person in turn yelled out, "Go back to California."

"Usually when you're upset with someone you have a conversation with them. Maybe it's heated, maybe it's not and you let it go, you don't dwell on things … I guess not this guy," Page said. 

Page said, "This is just completely gauged, you say keyed but you know this is obviously something a lot sharper because it's really, really deep in there."

About $700 later, Page purchased a new surveillance camera.

"If someone's going to come onto my property after two weeks ago, after getting the whole house painted and spray it, I'm going to at least try to protect it a little bit," he said.

They said all they want to do is protect their home and start a new life in the Rose City.

"If you move to Portland, you're looking for a different life, looking for a different lifestyle," said Faraday. 

The couple reached out to police, who are trying to find the person responsible. Portland city code states that in order to buy spray paint you need to show identification. It's something police may use to track down the person responsible.

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