CHEVY CHASE, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County police say they're investigating a hate crime after a racial epithet was found spray-painted on a garage door in Chevy Chase on Martin Luther King Day.
Police say a neighbor saw the slur, painted in big red letters, on the victim's garage door around 9:30 a.m. Monday. The slur is generally considered the most offensive term aimed at African Americans.
Police say the woman who lives in the home moved in just a little more than a week ago. Police say they haven't received any similar reports from other homeowners in the neighborhood.
The hate speech has since been painted over.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 301-279-8000.