A Georgia neighborhood is coming to terms with a rather scary hate-crime hoax, after multiple racially charged notes were found on mailboxes.
Terresha Lucas, a 30-year-old black woman from Douglasville, is expected to turn herself in after investigators narrowed down the list of suspects during an investigation.
The notes left on mailboxes last year predominantly targeted black families, with the first batch turning up in late December of last year.
“The notes threatened to burn their houses down and kill them and said that they didn’t belong in the neighborhood,” said Detective Nathan Shumaker of the Douglasville Police Department.
The notes suggested the aggressor was a white male and a member of the KKK, according to FOX 5.
Ultimately, a police investigation was initiated, and similar patterns began to emerge.
“Our investigators had the drive to stick with this case and see it all to the end,” DPD Chief Gary Sparks said. “That’s what we’re all about and this reflects the professionalism and integrity of the department”.
Initially looking for a six-foot-tall white mail with red hair, but later determined (through the use of surveillance and careful inspection of the notes) that Lucas was likely responsible.
Lucas was charged with eight counts of making terroristic threats.
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