An SUV owned by a grandfather was tagged up with racist graffiti in Fresno, California. The victim’s daughter, Anna Chandy was shocked to see the racist graffiti on her father’s car as she was about to take her son to school, reports ABC 30.
“F**k asions … and coronyvirus,” the graffiti said.
Chandy believes the vandalism occurred on Sunday night. She noticed the graffiti on Monday morning when she was taking her 11-year-old son to school.
“Why are they being racist to us? We don’t even have the coronavirus,” Chandy told ABC.
Her father tried removing the graffiti but remnants of the hate tagging still remain.
Chandy said the hardest part of the ordeal was trying to explain what happened to her son.
“He was like, ‘Grandpa has never done anything to anyone. Why did they do this to his car?’ My heart just sunk,” she said.
Chandy has lived in Fresno for eight years but this is the first racist incident she’s been the victim of. She believes the coronavirus is causing people to act on their ignorance.
“Maybe they already felt the hate inside and they just used the coronavirus as an excuse,” she said.
Chandy added, “No one deserves this. No one deserves any kind of racism, any hate crime. We should spread love, not hate. Everyone should just get along.”
Anna Chandy has filed a police report and she’s waiting for the police to take pictures of the SUV. Until then, she hopes the vandals turn themselves in.