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White power, swastikas spray-painted on Sikh man's store in Kentucky

07 Feb 2018 | By Gogona Saikia
Sikh man's gas station in Kentucky vandalized

A masked man was caught on camera vandalizing a gas station owned by a Sikh in Kentucky, US, and spray-painting racial slurs.

Gary Singh, the owner, moved to America in the early 1990s, but says this was the first time he faced such an experience.

Kentucky State Police are investigating the case as criminal mischief, but are discussing hate crime charges on the vandal.

In context: Sikh man's gas station in Kentucky vandalized

07 Feb 2018White power, swastikas spray-painted on Sikh man's store in Kentucky

DetailsHateful markings had one message: "Leave"

The incident happened last week, when the masked man was captured walking into the Greenup County store before midnight.

The local WSAZ TV reported he spray-painted hateful messages and symbols like "white power, swastikas, and language too vulgar to air."

The message was clear: all markings seemed to convey "leave."

The community is shocked, but customers say they hope it doesn't reflect on them.

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