An Ohio woman says she is on edge after finding a racist note and having her car torched.
Nicole Rhodes claims that in the last three weeks, there was a racist note pegged to the door of a building that her family owns, then on Monday, her 2006 F-150 suspiciously caught fire.
“Black ‘B***h,’ we don’t want you here,” the note read. “Don’t get burnt up in there.”
Rhodes told WKBN that she is in the process of moving her Youngstown, Ohio hair school to another location because the situation has become unbearable.
“Black ‘B***h,’ We Don’t Want You Here”: Ohio Woman Receives Racist Note Before Truck Set on FireClick to tweet
“I’ve had this building for 3 and a half years,” Rhodes said.
“I’m now getting letters on my door saying, ‘Black “B,” we don’t want you here. Don’t get burnt up in there,’” Rhodes explained.
Rhodes says she won’t allow the harassment to stop her from reopening her beauty school.
“So frustrating and that type of frustration is what makes most people stop doing it,” Rhodes said.
Rhodes adds that she doesn’t want to be around that type of hate.
“I don’t want to encourage at all, no type of hate. That’s what this is,” Rhodes said.
Youngstown Fire Department Investigator Alvin Ware suggested that someone had purposefully set Rhodes’ car on fire.
“Burning my truck up and threatening my family, that’s not cool,” Rhodes said.
There are currently no leads in the case.
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