Saturday, May 17, 2008

Vandal paints racial slur

BELLINGHAM — Police are investigating a possible hate crime after a man found a racial slur spraypainted on his vehicle on the 2300 block of Yew Street Thursday afternoon.

Anthony Hite, who is black, found the racial slur on his vehicle just after 12:30 p.m., Bellingham Police Sgt. Mark Stokes said. Hite, 49, told police he had no idea who could have left the graffiti.

The vandalism occurred sometime between 1:30 p.m. Wednesday and 12:30 p.m. Thursday. Police have no suspects. Hite could not be reached for comment Thursday.

Source: BellinghamHerald

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