Racist Graffiti Scrawled Throughout Windsor Neighborhood

Saturday, May 4, 2013  |  Updated 12:57 AM EDT
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Neighbors in Windsor woke up to rude words and images Friday morning.

Neighbors in Windsor woke up to rude words and images Friday morning.

Homeowners on Timothy Terrace in Windsor awoke Friday to racist and sexually explicit graffiti throughout their neighborhood.

Black spray paint marked homes, mailboxes, sidewalks and even cars for about a half mile along the street.

"Knowing that anyone in Windsor would do anything like this definitely makes me rethink how open of a community Windsor is," said Onyeka Obiocha. To see something like this when I think we are building as a community and building a diverse community, it's astonishing."

The graffiti contained several racial slurs, anti-gay messages and vulgar drawings. In all, 11 homes were vandalized, police said.

Investigators are looking at the possibility some high school aged kids went on a spree through the neighborhood Thursday night. Investigators found similar graffiti on a rock at Windsor High School.

"We don't believe anyone was particularly targeted," Capt. Thomas LePore said.

Randi Sussman, who was visiting her parents on the street, found her car had been vandalized.

"I have to pay my deductible in order to get my car fixed, so I'm not happy about that," Sussman said.

Residents said there have never been problems in the neighborhood or in town.

It's always been very welcoming as a minority to live here," Joshua Jenkins said.

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