PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Residents in one Northeast Philadelphia neighborhood had a rude awakening Wednesday morning when they woke up and discovered vulgar graffiti spray-painted on their cars and homes.

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The vandalism happened on four blocks in the city’s Rhawnhurst section. The streets targeted were Hoffnagle Street, Benson Street, Emerson Street and Solly Avenue.

John Carty, a resident on Solly Avenue, says, “I’m just a little disgusted that this would happen, that’s all. The kids have nothing better to do than cause problems for older people.”

According to investigators, the vandals spray-painted racial epithets, sexual symbols and swastikas on cars, houses and fences.

The spray paint vandalism included the saying “Fu* Crakers” and some on the swastikas were backwards.

A woman from Rhawnhurst was surprised by the vandalism and says people are usually friendly in her neighborhood.

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“They go by they say hi, it’s been very nice for a very long time.”

Carty, who is set to celebrate his 83rd birthday on Saturday, has a proposition for police if they catch whoever is responsible.

“I’d give them a brush and tell them to paint the house.”

So far, no arrests have been made.

Police are classifying this as a case of juvenile destruction.

The vandalism remains under investigation.

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