Updated: Wednesday, 02 Jun 2010, 7:45 PM EDT
Published : Wednesday, 02 Jun 2010, 4:46 PM EDT
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - People living on the southeast side woke up Wednesday morning to a shocking discovery.
Someone spray painted racial slurs and Nazi swastikas on many sides of the house at 3527 Oliver and its garage.
Lashonda Davis rents the home. She told NewsChannel 15 she went to bed at 1:00 a.m. Wednesday and discovered the vandalism later that morning around seven.
"I've only lived here a couple of months. I don't know anybody [in the neighborhood]. I don't bother anybody, so I don't understand why anyone would do that to my house," Davis said.
April Moore's mother lives next door to Davis. She said she had never seen anything like this in person and was more disturbed by the louder message behind the one act of vandalism.
"It makes me feel like [racism] is still alive. If you feel that way you should keep it to yourself," Moore said.
NewsChannel 15 contacted the President of the Fort Wayne Chapter of the NAACP, Bill McGill for a comment on the graffiti.
"These are the incidents that remind us that though we've come so far, we've yet got much further to go," McGill said.
McGill met our news crew at the scene and said while it may be disturbing; the crime can provide a teaching opportunity.
"These individuals are obviously ignorant to the vast mosaic of possibilities inherent in our community," McGill said. "They need to be educated about the quality that is inherent in African Americans, Hispanics, Latinos, Asians, people of all colors."
Lashonda Davis said she plans to move out of the rental property as soon as possible for her family's safety.