Courtney Gordon, an African-American homeowner in Palm Bay, Florida, feels he and his family are being threatened after vandals used chemicals to spell out the n-word on his front lawn. Police are investigating the damage done to his property.
"I have a feeling of who done it. It's like a group of men, and I leave them to God," Gordon said to WESH.
Gordon doesn't believe that the individuals responsible were brave enough to say the disrespectful slur to his face. "I'm a big guy, so they're not gonna come to me and say that. They did it like the way they did it, behind my back and at night."
Police say if they determine the incident to be a hate crime, the individuals may "face a higher degree of misdemeanor," WESH reports.
In the meantime, Gordon must foot the bill to fix his lawn.
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