Rutherford County family finds racist graffiti on front door - WKRN News 2

Rutherford County family finds racist graffiti on front door

Posted: Updated: Oct 16, 2013 04:51 PM
SMYRNA, Tenn. -

A Rutherford County family feels threatened after finding racist graffiti on their home's front door.

Homeowner Rachel Varnell told News 2 when she walked out of her family's home near Smyrna Wednesday, she and her husband discovered someone had written "KKK" and drew a swastika on their front door.

Varnell, who is Caucasian, said she does not understand why someone would target her family, but suspects it has something to do with her niece and nephew.

"Of course the KKK is about racism and white power. My niece and nephew come play at my house all the time," she said. "They're here three to five times a week and it's good clean fun, and they're mixed-race."

Whoever left the graffiti also left behind a pornographic photo, taken apparently from a men's magazine.

"It was like from a Penthouse Magazine or something, a blond woman with KKKs and swastikas written all over her," said Varnell.

Varnell said it is possible that children are responsible for the vandalism, but added, "They're getting it from somewhere."

Rutherford County authorities are continuing to investigate the motive.

"The incident is still under investigation until we find out what happened," Detective Randy Groce said.

Anyone with information is urged to call police at 615-904-3049 or Crime Stoppers at 615-893-STOP.

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