CHICO, Calif. - Chico police made an arrest for "racially motivated vandalism."
Police say Thomas Bona hit passing cars at East Avenue and Tom Polk way at around 9 a.m. today.
The racially-charged statements that Polk made toward the victim are why officers are investigating this as a hate crime.
Police say Bona is also suspected in other racially motivated vandalism crimes around Chico.
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