Ra­cial slurs spray­painted on Florida woman's cars, home

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BELLEVIEW, Fla. (AP) -- Florida deputies are in­ves­ti­gat­ing ra­cial slurs that were found spray-painted on a woman's ve­hi­cles and home.

Belleview res­i­dent Nakea Dari­saw tells news out­lets that her phone line was also cut. “Go” was spray­painted on her door, and slurs de­mean­ing African Amer­i­cans were writ­ten on the cars and build­ing. Some­one also flat­tened Dari­saw's tires, keyed her cars and broke both wind­shields.

Dari­saw says mem­bers of her church, Bread­Breaker's Min­istries, are help­ing to clean up the dam­age found Satur­day morn­ing. Bread­Breaker's Min­istries mem­ber Sum­mer An­tonie says the church will re­paint the home and in­stall flood­lights.

The Mar­ion County Sher­iff's Of­fice is in­ves­ti­gat­ing the case as felony crim­i­nal mis­chief. The case could be el­e­vated to a hate crime if deputies prove the fam­ily was tar­geted be­cause of their race.


Home­owner Nakea Dari­saw, who lives on East High­way 25 said she woke up Fri­day morn­ing to find her en­tire home and ve­hi­cles spray painted in red.

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