Anniston police investigate racial slur scratched onto car
by Rachael Brown
rbrown@annistonstar.com
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Anniston police were investigating today five vehicles that were vandalized Wednesday, one of which involved a racial slur scratched onto a car’s trunk.

The incidents occurred on Patricia Road, in a residential area near the intersection of Alabama 21 and U.S. 431.

A 2007 Dodge Charger and 1998 Ford F150 belonging to a 55-year-old man sustained scratches from the front to the back of the each vehicle, according to Anniston police Capt. Allen George.

The captain said it was one of those two vehicles that had the racial slur on it.

A 2009 Dodge Journey and 2003 Chrysler Town and Country owned by a 59-year-old man and a 2003 Ford Ranger owned by a 33-year-old woman sustained similar scratch marks, but no words were carved into the vehicles, George said.

According to a police report, all the vehicles were parked on the 200 block of Patricia Road and the incidents occurred Wednesday between 6 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

A police report estimated $7,500 in total damages.

George said today he was uncertain what type of object was used to scratch the vehicles.

The captain said he believed the incidents were related. Police had no suspects, George said this morning.

Any suspects could be charged with multiple counts of criminal mischief, a felony.

Staff Writer Rachael Brown: 256-235-3562. On Twitter @RBrown_Star.

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