HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Florida – Residents on their way to work were shocked when they saw graffiti spray painted on a wall that read “kill white people” with the tag “black lives matter.”
The graffiti was on a wall along Gornto Lake Road in Brandon. A crew painted over the phrase.
One resident was on her way to work and couldn’t believe what she read.
“It’s uncalled for, there’s a way to protest, there’s a way not to, this is just, it hurts everybody,” she said.
She saw a Hillsborough County Sheriff’s deputy along the road trying to cover up the hate message. So she went to the store and bought a few cans of spray paint and assisted the deputy.
“I was kind of sad really because why does it have to be like, why does it have to get to this,” she said.
The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office are still investigating the graffiti. Without cameras at the location, it’s difficult for investigators to know who painted the graffiti.
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