Vehicles and Homes Spray-Painted With Racial Slurs in Henderson

Racial slurs spray-painted on vehicles and homes in Henderson, Kentucky - Heavily blurred before publication

An investigation is underway in Henderson, Kentucky, after racial slurs were painted on multiple vehicles and homes.

Posted: Jul 22, 2021 3:38 PM
Updated: Jul 22, 2021 9:31 PM

The Henderson Police Department is looking for suspects after racial slurs were spray-painted on multiple vehicles and homes in the area of Washington Street and Letcher Street.

Henderson resident Fleshia Burrus and her family were left distraught, after finding their home and cars vandalized.

"I was on my way to work this morning, and I went up the street towards Washington and then I glanced over here and looked and said oh my God to my husband. I said something's going on with the cars," said Burruss.

After seeing racial slurs painted on their cars and the words "White Power" and "Overpriced" on the side of two homes, Burruss and her son wanted answers.

"I don't understand this because the cars weren't bothering nobody and you know, we're good people so I don't understand why this has to go on." said Burruss.

According to HPD, the vandalism was initially reported on Thursday by employees at a business on Washington Street.

Shortly after officers investigated those reports images of the vandalism made their way around social media, prompting Tyler Townsend, a worker for Koorsen Envirnmental Services, to take matters into his own hands and begin cleaning up the damage free of charge.

"A couple of my friends posted it and it hit home, me and my buddy got to talking, called our boss and said hey it's hitting home," said Townsend. "My children have to grow up in this area and it's all love from me. So we figured if we can do some help, we get out here and do it."

No arrests have been made in connection to the vandalism at this time but HPD is continuing the investigation.

Anyone with information should call HPD at 270-831-1295 or Crime Stoppers at 270-831-1111.

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