Vandals Hit Nonprofit Twice in One Week

By Camaron Abundes
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND- It's the second time this week that vandals defaced the Clayton W. Williams Jr. Boxing Center, in the South Side of Midland, this time a Nazi Swastika in black ink mars the side of the building.

"It's just like a slap in the face," said President Midtown Soldiers, LaLo Lujan, "I am upset, pretty upset."
    
When kids start showing up tomorrow to step inside the ring instead of out onto the streets, Lujan says he doesn't know how he will explain the graphic image and words.

"This here has kind of put us down," said Lujan, "We are here at the south side to help out little kids, to get away from gangs and everything and get them into the boxing ring to give them something to do."

Lujan worked all week to clean up after the vandals, but says whoever sprayed a swastika on the side of the building Saturday night went to far.

"Having this symbol right here it's worse than graffiti," said Lujan, "I would rather have them be prosecuted to keep them away from the street."

At the Boxing Center, helping kids have a fighting chance is they're job, and the coaches and staff do it all without pay.

"The gym is open, the door is open, all they have to do is walk in. They don't have to do this," said Lujan.

Midland Police continue to investigate these cases of vandalism.