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FORT WORTH (CBS 11 NEWS) – Messages of hate spray painted all over a Fort Worth neighborhood, known for its popular restaurant and bar scene. Fort Worth police confirm, they’ve received several reports of vandalism from home and business owners in southwest Fort Worth. Some are more severe than others.

CBS 11 News got a hold of home surveillance video from earlier this week. At 3:36 on Monday morning cameras captured three young men vandalizing a home on Fort Worth’s southwest side.

“It’s kind of disturbing because you feel violated when people come onto your property in the middle of the night. And you don’t know what their intentions are,” Dr. Ming Nghi told us.

Dr. Nghi is just one of several vandalism victims. This week in his neighborhood alone, cars were egged His car was recently egged; a neighbor had her garage door bashed in; flags were taken from front porches and even a baby’s swing was stolen. Neighbors who reached out to CBS 11 say they believe this could be connected to a back-to-school initiation for a nearby high school.

Nghi worries if these acts continue to escalate someone could get hurt.

“We have dogs. If they get out, someone might be bitten,” Nghi added. “A hyper vigilant neighbor who has guns might, they might use their firearms.”

But homes weren’t the only target. Fort Worth Police confirm they are also investigating reports of vandalism on Magnolia Street’s restaurant row.

“Disrespected, yes. Kinda a little upset, yes,” Garold LaRue, Avoca Coffee Manager, told us. “Doing harm to other people’s property is different. Completely different. And that’s not kids being kids.”

Avoca Coffee, along with several other bars and restaurants, were hit Wednesday night. LaRue says they are already working on an art project that will cover this up.

“I don’t know who did it. But it’s just silly,” he added.

If you have any information on these crimes, contact Fort Worth Police at 817-469-8477.

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