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An African American resident of York County awoke early last Wednesday to discover a racial slur painted on the passenger side of their vehicle, police say.
According to Lt. Dennis Ivey of the York Poquoson’s Sheriff’s Office, deputies are currently investigating the case of damage to property and immoral conduct, which occurred on the 20 block of Atlantis Lane some time during the night of Nov. 29 or in the early morning hours of Nov. 30, Ivey said.
According to Ivey, the suspect painted the word “f—” followed by a derogatory term used to describe African Americans in white paint on the resident’s vehicle.
The graffiti was first spotted by air police based out of Langley Air Force Base, Ivey said. Once the painted slur was spotted, authorities were dispatched to a residence near the location of the parked car.
The resident was asleep when deputies arrived around 12:30 a.m. and police informed the resident about the slur painted on their vehicle, Ivey said.
The York Poquoson’s Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating the crime and requests anyone with information to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or the York County Facebook Tip Line 757-890-4999.
Note: Due to company editorial policy, the precise words written on the vehicle were not published due to their level offensiveness.
This post has been updated with information from Lt. Dennis Ivey. The original post said deputies arrived around 3 a.m. Wednesday. Ivey updated the information, saying deputies arrived around 12:30 a.m.