Bowling Green Coach Louis Orr's Home Defaced with Racist Graffiti

"White power" and a swastika were spray-painted and drawn in chalk on the basketball coach's property.

Posted: 10/19/2012 03:35 PM EDT
Bowling Green coach Louis Orr

Bowling Green State University basketball coach Louis Orr's home has been the target of a hate crime. This past Sunday, Orr's property was defaced with racist graffiti with words like "white power" and a swastika.

 

Orr, who is black, declined to comment on the incident and police are treating the situation as a hate crime but say it's an isolated crime and poses no further threat to Orr.

 

"I'm considering it to be an act of graffiti and vandalism," Bowling Green Police Lt. Brad Biller said on Monday. "I don't consider this a widespread problem in our community."

 

Biller also added that the graffiti "is what we could consider to be intimidating statements and symbols, but there were not any direct threats made. There wasn't anything that would suggest anyone is in danger of immediate harm."

 

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