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Chesterfield family finds racial slurs spray painted on property

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Posted at 8:19 PM, Jun 21, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-21 21:02:49-04

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. --  The Chesterfield Police Forensic Unit is investigating after a family found sexual and racial slurs spray painted on their fence Sunday morning. 

“I was like am I seeing things or what?” expressed Lisa Moore.  “As we got closer it was what we thought it was.”

Moore and her niece, Shanice Smith, pulled into their Chesterfield driveway and found profanity spray painted in their backyard.

“We do not really know why somebody would put that on our fence, we do not have any problems with anyone,” Smith said. 

The family said they moved to Deertrail Drive because it seemed safe and quiet. But they said since moving in two years ago, they have had a number of problems.

“Actually a few days ago there was a white bag hanging from our tree in the front yard, you could tell it was tied to the tree and maybe a month before that we found a dead bird front of our mailbox," Smith said. The incidents, she said, made her concerned.

“It is not like I’m just worried about me we have a four-year-old that lives here so I want him to feel safe. What if he sees these hateful messages and says what is that? I don’t want to have to give him that talk,” Smith said.

Moore said the family will not rest easy until they know who wrote the racial slurs in their backyard.

“If they are spraying here who knows what the next thing they might do," Moore said.

The family and police ask you to call Crime Solvers at 748-0660 if you have any information.