After Several Attempts, Swastika Remains
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- A Grand Junction neighborhood is still talking about a racist symbol that was spray painted on a man's garage.
In an area near 10th Street and Colorado Avenue, a swastika remains on a garage, after several attempts to paint over it.
Neighbors who have lived there for a year say this has never happened before, and they're now concerned about their own property being vandalized.
"I normally come out and look around, and when I seen that I said wow, that's all racists stuff right there," said Benjamin Raulston, neighbor.
"I think it was more of a shock to me because it was close to the day of the inauguration, if not the same day. The president had just spoken about equality and the fact that we all have civil rights. Every single thing that we talked about that day, and then this shows up. It's just, I think, a form of disrespect to not only us as neighbors but us as a community," said Alicia Achierno, neighbor.
Neighbors say the property owner of the garage was outside trying to paint over the swastika all day.
They say they'd like to see the city help out to cover up the sign.