Graffiti on the side of a building that is home to a Little League team in Commack, N.Y. was originally mistaken by police as hate crime scrawlings, according to Commack Patch.com.
When a report came through of the graffiti in Wicks Park, police originally investigated the act as a hate crime before realizing the markings were not in fact a lone pentagram, but Slayer’s symbol. While any form of a pentagram could be viewed as a pledge to a cult, this act was apparently deemed more of a tribute to the band, rather than the devil.
There are no reports on whether or not the symbol clarification increased or decreased the possible punishment for the alleged building art perpetrator. One thing’s sure – it wasn’t Beavis or Butt-head, since they’re bigger fans of Megadeth. And it’s really not the most hardcore way to show your appreciation of Slayer, either.