Vandals spray paint racial slurs on cars in Green Twp

Vandals spray paint racial slurs on cars in Green Twp


Residents of a Green Township apartment complex woke up to racial slurs spray painted on their cars Tuesday morning. 

Robvia Wheaton was about to drop his son off at daycare when he saw KKK and other derogatory racial slurs spray painted all over his car.

"When I came outside and saw it I just kind of blew up out loud... and I didn't want to do that in front of my son," he said.

Bottling his emotions and shielding his son from the hateful images is something he never imagined he would have to do at his home.

"I've seen it on TV, but I never thought it would happen to me," Wheaton said.

It not only happened to three other residents at Village Square, including Vaughn Lee.

"I was devastated. I really thought of some racial stuff going on. I was scared, nervous don't know what's going on," he said.

Residents are mostly frightened because they said the damage done to their cars doesn't feel like any random act. 

All the victims are either African American or are involved in interracial relationships.

"It's bad. It's frightening for the kids eyes letting kids see stuff they don't need to see," a resident said. 

A witness told police that she heard loud noises coming from outside just before 3:00 a.m. and saw a large man with white gloves in a "boxie" SUV take off northbound of Cheviot Road.

Residents are now hoping the complex will add security cameras and more lights to prevent the vandals from striking again.

It’s not clear exactly how much the damage will cost the victims, but each of the cars are valued around $15,000, according to the police report.

Just last week KKK fliers were circulating through another Green Township neighborhood.

[RELATED: KKK flyers found on dozens of doorsteps in Green Twp]

Police are not saying if they think these incidents are connected.

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