Interracial Couple Forced To Pay For Racist Graffiti On Their Home

Racist incident hits Connecticut

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

An interracial couple in Stamford, Connecticut was the victim of racist graffiti. Heather Lindsay, who is white, and husband Lexene Charles, who is black, saw the N-word painted their garage door on Saturday before MLK Day, reports ABC7. "I'd like to find out who did it, because this has to stop," Charles said. 

The couple has decided not to remove the graffiti while they pursue legal investigation. According to NBC4, the city has hit them with a fine of $100 (per day) for not removing the offensive term. Stamford Chief of Police Jonathan Fontneau visited the home and said they face arrest as well. 

Per ABC7, Darnell Crosland from the Connecticut NAACP is shocked by the city's decision. "We think the police should open up a live investigation, and means they should interview people," he said. "They should create a police report, and they should have a case number. I don't even know if this situation has a case number yet, and I think that is an affront to all of us."

Authorities say they are investigating.  "Officers spoke with the homeowner and neighbors immediately, but could not find a witness who saw or heard anyone spray painting the sheet-metal garage door," the Director of Public Safety said via a statement. "There were few security cameras in the neighborhood, and none captured the incident."

[Photo: NBC4]

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