WATCH: Home of Louisiana LGBT Activist Vandalized

By Jase Peeples

Originally published on August 05 2013 6:42 PM ET

Police are asking for help in identifying a man who vandalized the home of an LGBT activist in Louisiana on Saturday, reports the Huffington Post.

John Hill says a man who drove up in a white van spray-painted an antigay slur on his home after tearing down a rainbow flag which hung from his balcony.

A neighbor captured surveillance video of the crime in progress, but the vandal's face could not be seen clearly.

The 68-year-old LGBT activist believes the home he shares with his partner was targeted because of a recent opinion piece he wrote for a Louisiana newspaper, in which he claimed that the state was hostile toward gay people.

Police and the FBI say they are investigating the vandalism as a hate crime.

Watch surveillance video of the crime below.