Apparently, Nobody Knows Who Torched and Spray Painted the “N” Word on Black Woman’s Car

Apparently, Nobody Knows Who Torched and Spray Painted the “N” Word on Black Woman’s Car
September 03 13:57 2015 Print This Article

Apparently, Virginia police are all out of clues in the case of a 54 year old black woman whose car was torched and vandalized.

The woman, who had recently moved from South Carolina to Roanoke, found her 2014 Ford Escape burned and the “N” word spray painted along the side, according to The Roanoke Times.

It happened on the morning of Aug. 3, according to Lee Coleman, who rented a downstairs part of his duplex to the woman.

“I just cannot imagine something like this happening,” he said. “I called some of my [landlord] buddies, and they’ve never heard of anything like it either.”

The unnamed woman, who said the racial attack petrified her, has since moved out.

“She was a sweet, kind person . . . terrified to remain in her home,” said Coleman.

“From a landlord’s standpoint, she was an ideal tenant,” he said. “She had very nice furniture. She dressed nicely. She had a nice car.”

Coleman says he’s just never seen anything like this in his quiet community.

“I just cannot imagine something like this happening,” he said. “I called some of my [landlord] buddies, and they’ve never heard of anything like it either.”

According to Roanoke Times journalist Dan Casey, who interviewed the woman after the arson, she was considering a move back to South Carolina.

When Casey spoke with the woman last month, she told him she works as a home health care aide for disabled adults and has two grown kids. She moved to Roanoke to be closer to her son, who works as a machinist in the town.

Although police are investigating the arson as a hate crime, no one has been charged.

 

 

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