Detectives Investigate Graffiti as Hate Crime
Graffiti such as “Go home, Indian” and “I will kill you” on the exterior of a Pahrump auto shop is being investigated by detectives as a hate crime.
Photo Courtesy – Las Vegas Review Journal
The suspected perpetrator faces charges of malicious destruction of property, and the spray-painted messages infer a religious bias, the Nye County sheriff’s office said in a statement.
The sheriff’s office declined to identify any suspects while the investigation is in progress.
Business owner Waqar Ahmed, 61, said he was contacted by the Nye County sheriff’s office Sunday night about the vandalism. Because of his heart condition and the heat, Ahmed said he had not been feeling well, and had not been by his business, Z & S Imports at 3091 N. David St., for a few days. Continue reading…
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