Hate filled Easter eggs litter Henrico neighborhood

Posted at 8:47 PM, Apr 20, 2014
and last updated 2014-04-21 10:00:06-04

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) -- If you woke up Sunday morning and discovered an Easter egg with a shocking message inside in your yard, you were not alone.

Some neighbors on Dunsmore Road, off of North Ridge Road in Henrico, woke up early Sunday morning to Easter eggs scattered around the area.

Inside the message, were printed scraps of paper saying, "diversity = white genocide.” Others contained printings with links to racist websites.

According to Henrico police, officers are investigating several reports in the area.

Neighbors rallied together to collect the eggs before children found them.

"It is disgusting that they would target children on Easter morning," one neighbor said.

Police said one neighbor told officers that she heard dogs barking between 2 and 3 a.m.. That's when she believes the eggs were dropped in the yards.

Police canvassed the area and worked with the Computer Crimes Unit to gather more information, and determine if charges can be placed.

If you have information that could help police, call Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.

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