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Ethiopian restaurant in Mission Valley vandalized

Posted September 12

Credit: Cristel Gutschenritter Orrand on Facebook

Abyssinia, an Ethiopian restaurant located in the Mission Valley shopping center, was vandalized early Sunday, according to police reports.

Officers said the front window of the restaurant, located at 2109 Avent Ferry Road, was broken between 4 and 6 a.m., causing about $500 worth of damages.

A photo of the damage on Facebook showed trash and food scattered on the sidewalk and parking lot. According to officials, no one was in the restaurant at the time of the incident.

The restaurant has not released a statement about the incident.

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  • Hessian Diesel Sep 12, 12:30 p.m.
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    I used to live walking distance from Abyssinia and ate there many times. The neighborhood is full of immigrants from all over the world. For the last 20 years it had been an area of open tolerance but there have been some recent changes and not for the better. At first glance, some people might instantly think was locals acting out of Islamophobia. Knowing the area, I can tell you that is very unlikely. Unless ownership changed hands in the last year, that would not apply. It's hard to accept but some immigrant groups have brought their anger with them when they moved to NC.