REDONDO BEACH (CBSLA) – Police say they arrested a Redondo Beach man for defacing a homemade sign that reads "Black Lives Matter" in racist language. This incident is being investigated as a hate crime.
Randall Michael Walton, 48, was arrested at his home in Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach Police Department, on Friday. Mark Valdivia said.
The incident happened on August 29, when it was discovered that a homemade Black Lives Matter sign on the 500 block of South Helberta Avenue was defaced using language that police said was derogatory and racist.
The sign had been scrawled several times with the N word, swastikas, sexual images and the term "white power".
The property owner gave a surveillance video to officers investigating the incident as a hate crime because language was scribbled on the sign.
Walton has been taken to the Redondo Beach Police Department for processing, and his case is being brought to the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office for review.