Residents in the Florida county of Hillsborough has been victimized by repeated hate-vandalism, reported ABC Action News on Tuesday. A roadside wall, a nearby home, a Donald Trump campaign sign and a local business were all covered in anti-white people and pro-Black Lives Matter graffiti.
Along a wall on Gornto Lake Road, vandals spay-painted graffiti reading “kill white people,” “black lives matter” and “BLM” before county workers covered the hate messages in white paint.
One Florida resident, Cat D’Alessandro, reportedly saw workers covering the hate messages from the road, so she came over with her own spray paint cans to help remove the graffiti.
“It’s uncalled for, there’s a way to protest, there’s a way not to, this is just, it hurts everybody,” said D’Alessandro.
“I was kind of sad really because why does it have to be like, why does it have to get to this,” she added.
D’Allesando then expressed what most Americans are feeling about the current racial divide brewed by the left: “It makes me sad that it’s gotten to this much hate when we really should love and care about each other,” she said.
A home about ten minutes from the vandalized wall was also covered in similar messaging:
The home’s “Trump For President” sign, which likely helped motivate the vandal or vandals, was also covered in graffiti, this time with the Black Lives Matter acronym “BLM.”
The owner of the home, Stacy Hatfield, expressed her anger to local media.
“Yeah I’m pissed off, very pissed,” she said, “because this just ruined our paint job and it makes our neighborhood look like trash now.”
Hatfield believes her home was targeted for her political views, since her “Trump For President” sign was also hit.
“Vandalism, they got nerve to come and do that,” she said. “We didn’t know we was discriminating anybody obviously we offended somebody.”
A local business was hit, too:
According to ABC Action News, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s office said they are still unsure who did the damage, as no surveillance videos were at the scenes, but are hopeful “the community” will help identify the vandal(s).