Two Monroe County homes vandalized with racial slur and 'thief'

Posted: 6:12 PM, Apr 12, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-12 18:12:29-04

Investigators with the Monroe County Sheriff's Office are trying to find out who vandalized two homes in the Woodland Beach neighborhood of Frenchtown Township. 

Vandals used black and blue spray-paint to write the N-word, a swastika, and the word 'thief' on the houses, cars in the driveway and on the street in front of each home.

"I was shocked because this whole front door was full of paint," said Constance Parks whose home on Ferndale Street was targeted. "I wanted to get the words off of the house before the kids woke up."

Parks says she was particularly concerned about the vandalism that included the racist word because her grandchildren who also live in the house are biracial. 

"Something bad needs to happen because that's not right," said Parks who tells 7 Action News that two of her five grandchildren used to hang out with the teenage boy who lives in the other home that was targeted. "Obviously, there's a connection."

Six streets west of Parks' home is Elmwood Street where the second home is located. 

"I'm disgusted. I'm speechless," said Mary Cox who also lives on Elmwood Street. 

Neighbors say the family that lives in the second home targeted with the vandalism are white. 

"It's got me kind of afraid," said Jeanette Cutliff who has lived on Elmwood Street for about six years. "This has always been a nice neighborhood, but something like this happens, it makes you worry."

7 Action News has been unable to reach the family that lives in the Elmwood Street house that was targeted. 

Anyone with any information is urged to call the Monroe County Sheriff's Office at (734)243-7070.