Gay athletic director at prep school targeted in hate crimes

PISMO BEACH, Calif. -- The gay athletic director of Mission College Preparatory Catholic High School was targeted with two vandalism incidents that police in two local cities investigated as hate crimes.

On the morning of April 26, Mission Prep athletic director Bailey Brown went outside her home in Pismo Beach to discover her car spray-painted, her tires slashed and the vehicle’s body scratched throughout, according to Pismo Beach Police Department Lt. Steve Weir.

The graffitied message of “We (heart) r Role Models” was scrawled on Brown’s car, Weir said. Police estimated the total damage to be about $3,000.

Then on May 24, property was also vandalized on the campus of Mission Prep and a note was left under a rock with a direct reference to the sexual orientation of the athletic director, said Lt. Jeff Smith of San Luis Obispo police.

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