January 22, 2009
PARSIPPANY — Four 15-year-old boys from Parsippany High School were arrested after allegedly outlining a swastika, using a finger, on Sunday and again Monday on a snow-covered car belonging to a Jewish family, police said today.
Two of the boys also allegedly teamed with two other Parsippany High School students in lighting a pack of firecrackers inside a Hindu temple on Sunday, police said.
All six will be charged with criminal mischief and bias intimidation, police said.
A homeowner in the Lake Hiawatha section reported Monday night that the family car, on successive days, had been defaced with a swastika outlined in snow according to Parsippany Police Sgt. Yvonne Christiano.