Couple Finds Anti-Asian Slur Spray-Painted on Car in Georgia Parking Lot
A couple in Suwanee, Georgia, discovered last Friday that their car was sprayed with the racial fraud "ch * nk," police said.
Sonethida Siharath and her husband returned to their Nissan Altima after seeing the film at the Movie Tavern at 2855 Lawrenceville Suwanee Road after 9 p.m. on February 26. when they discovered the derogatory term for Asians on the passenger side of the vehicle, which was painted black.
Siharath, the Laotian, is hoping local police will find out who destroyed her car, but there have been no updates on the case so far, 11Alive reported.
One witness only managed to vaguely describe the suspects: they wore black clothes, black masks and black hair, police said.
It is unclear how many suspects were involved, but witnesses said they drove off in an older white four-door sedan.
Siharath, who has lived in Suwanee for years and has worked as a school teacher for 21 years, said this was the first time she had seen such an incident.
"Why would you target me?" She asked. "Why are they targeting us?"
Suwanee Police Department is asking anyone with additional information about the incident to call Detective Dawn Zaenglein at 770-904-7642.
Vandalism follows the rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans.
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