Vandals spray paint "KKK," swastikas on Acworth home

Paulding County deputies are searching for who ever defaced a home in the Acworth area with Swastikas, KKK letters and an anti Mexican message.

At a time when people are putting up Christmas lights in the name of love and generosity, many residents near the home were appalled by the message of hate left behind.

"I don't understand why this happens and we need to be more tolerable and understand that we should love everybody," said Shana Beaubien, who lives up the hill from the home on Browning Circle.

She said her son first noticed graffiti, the KKK lettering, the Swastikas and the word Mexican with a slash across it, on the garage doors of a neighboring home on Browning Circle.

She called the Paulding County Sheriff's Office who responded to the vandalism in the Acworth  area neighborhood.

"We're working to try to determine who owns the property. If it's a homeowner or a lender or a bank. So at this point we don't really have a victim," said Sgt. Ashley Henson with the Paulding County Sheriff's Office.

He said once investigators, working with the Tax Assessors Office, determine the property owner, it would be that person who would file charges against who ever scrolled the hateful graffiti.

"Right now we've got criminal trespass because because what they've done is they've damaged somebody's property in an amount not to exceed five hundred dollars," said Sgt. Henson.

Jeannine Herrington and her husband showed me their family bible.

They live across the street from the targeted home and  strongly believe if the law doesn't catch up with the hateful scribblers, something else will.

"The only thing I can say is Gods going to get them and it's not going to be pretty when it happens," said Jeannine Herrington.

The Sheriff's office is hoping someone will call them with a tip to find the graffiti vandal or vandals.

"You and your boys talked about what happened down there? Absolutely,"' said Shana Beaubien

She said it wasn't easy explaining why something like this occurs to her two young sons, but she says it's a lesson worth teaching.

"Now my boys are aware that there are some bad people out there and some people that just don't understand. And maybe they can help. Maybe it starts from their age up," said Beaubien.

The Paulding County Sheriff's Office said the vandalism occurred in the early morning hours of Tuesday.

Apparently there were no eyewitnesses. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Paulding County Sheriff's Office.


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