Outraging, offending, ostracizing.
This is how the public felt to another blatant display of racist hate, as for the second weekend in a row San Diego County.
Deputies were dispatch at Food 4 Less in the 9400 block of Cuyamaca Street on Thursday evening, where they found a shopper wearing a mask decorated with a rectangular swastika flag.
“When deputies asked for the symbol to be removed, the man complied,” said CBS8 quoting a sheriff’s statement.
“Sheriff’s investigators will continue to look into the matter. The Sheriff’s Department does not condone hate or acts of intolerance. We are a county that is welcoming of people from all backgrounds.”
The suspect’s name was not released.
The episode prompted expressions of shock and disgust online, said the report.
County Supervisor Dianne Jacob, who represents Santee and other East County neighborhoods, tweeted, “Sad, vile acts like this must not be tolerated here or anywhere else. It’s deeply offensive to the community and our entire region.”
Other online commentators noted with dismay that a similar incident occurred in Santee only last weekend.
Just last weekend, a man wearing a Ku Klux Klan hood went shopping at a Vons store in the 9600 block of Mission Gorge Road.
Detectives were looking into whether the man, whose name was withheld, broke any laws by wearing the KKK-style shroud in public, according to sheriff’s officials.