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Cops: Man carved swastika in family's yard

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A N.J. man was arrested for allegedly carving a swastika into his neighbor's yard.

Police arrested Scott F. Cooney, 45, of Lakewood. Cooney is charged with Bias Intimidation, Harassment and Criminal Mischief.

The arrest stems from a report made to Lakewood Police Department on Sunday Aug. 10, 2014. The victims reported that they have been victimized by Cooney for several months. They said that Cooney has, on many occasions, verbally harassed and threatened them.

They say on Sunday they saw Cooney on their front yard using what appeared to be a lead pipe to carve something into their lawn.

They waited inside until after Cooney left. They went outside to find that he had carved a swastika into the lawn. The victims took a photo and immediately responded to the Lakewood Police Department.

Lakewood Police found Cooney at his home in Lakewood's Leisure Village on Wednesday and arrested him.

Cooney complained of chest pains at the police station and was taken to Monmouth Medical Hospital where he was treated and released.  Cooney was awaiting transport to Ocean County Jail.  Bail was set at $25,000.

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