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.