Norfolk couple believes they’re hate crime victims after racial slur discovered on SUV

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A Norfolk couple is planning on reporting a hate crime to the FBI after discovering a racist slur on their automobile.

“I imply we had been, shocked. I imply it’s fairly stunning,” stated Dee Corridor on Wednesday night exterior of she and her husband Matt’s dwelling in Colonial Heights. “Nothing this blatant has ever occurred earlier than.”

Dee Corridor stated it was Wednesday morning when she obtained a textual content from her son that the “N-word” had been written on the rear drivers aspect window of her SUV.

“It appeared to have been written in lipstick,” Corridor stated.

No different automobiles within the space had appeared to have been touched.

“I’d suppose that it was intentional,” Corridor stated.

The mixed-race couple (Matthew is white whereas Dee is African-American) referred to as police, who’re investigating the crime as a “vandalism report” as an “remoted incident.”

Nevertheless the Halls are reaching out to the FBI too

“We’re within the technique of submitting a report with the FBI for a hate crime,” Dee stated.

A hate crime, in line with the FBI, is a standard offense comparable to vandalism that’s carried out with an added component of bias.

Dee Corridor stated whereas she has no concept who did this, she gained’t take it “mendacity down.”

“I simply fear you realize in regards to the attainable implications, security for our youngsters,” Corridor stated. “I feel the extra that we remind people who find themselves bigoted or racist that we gained’t tolerate it, the extra doubtless it’s to form of be circled.”

The Halls say they plan on putting in safety cameras round their property.