03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Racial Slurs Spraypainted On Obama Volunteer's Home

For most, the backlash for supporting one presidential candidate over another is usually nothing more than a random, unappreciative comment -- if that.

But one Marshalltown family woke up on Christmas Eve having to deal with much more than baking pies and wrapping a few additional presents.

Supporters of Barack Obama living on 25th Street reported a number of racial slurs and derogatory comments had been spray painted on their property. Further, the family's Christmas presents were all stolen from a vehicle and a garage.

Chief Lon Walker confirms the police received the report Monday morning.

"We found vandalism to the house. When we got there, we found some racial things regarding presidential candidate Barack Obama," he said.

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