Chesterfield Man in Court for Painting Racial Slurs on His Own Home

Mike Valerio, NBC 12 (Chesterfield), June 6, 2013

The man accused of spray-painting a racial slur on his own Chesterfield home, and then setting it on fire, will be in court Thursday.

Police are calling the act a hate crime hoax. Olander Cuthrell, 41, will be in court at 8:30 a.m. to face two felony arson charges. The first charge is for setting his home on fire with his family inside and the second is for torching his car.

Cuthrell first said he was outraged that someone could have put his wife and kids in harm’s way for no reason, but police say that anger was all just an act.

Cuthrell is a minister of music at Good Shepherd Baptist Church in Petersburg.

Police say back in March, he spray painted an offensive word on his home on the 7800 block of Little Ridge Court. He then set the porch on fire. No one was hurt, and the fires didn’t take long to put out. The FBI became involved with the Chesterfield investigation, all because of the hate crime allegations, which at this point, are gone.


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  • StillModerated

    Well done Olander Cuthrell! Your 15 minutes of fame are over. Enjoy your holiday in the slammer — which will of course be subsidized by the taxpayers.

    • Oil Can Harry

      He hopes his holiday in the slammer includes a cellmate who’s a butt-slammer.

    • Morris LeChat

      the spelling errors were a dead giveaway. One failed attempt at the “n” lotto

  • dogbone

    White privilege caused him to do it. It’s all white peoples fault. The legacy of slavery.

    P.S. He should get tried as a hate criminal.

    • sbuffalonative

      A hate crime hoax should be prosecuted the same as a hate crime for the same reason liberals demanded such laws; it targets a group of people.

    • That’s not “the legacy of slavery”, but “de turrble, turrble legacy ob de slabery”.

      I hope this helps.

    • Henry

      De turrible, turruble legacy ob de slabery of de negro made him do it.

  • Biff_Maliboo

    These “fake hate” stories happen all the time, but it is nice to see one that actually made it into the courts. They usually seem to fizzle out with a wimpy “…it created a necessary dialogue in the community” being the last word on the issue.

  • drekkkkk

    How many blacks do this? I’ve read about half a dozen on Amren alone. Somebody should be collating this. It’s like an epidemic.

    • Oil Can Harry

      Back in the ’90s President Clinton and the $PLC whipped up hysteria over “The Black Church Burning Epidemic”.

      The actual investigations showed the black churches caught fire due to either arson, insurance fraud or faulty wiring.

    • Invictus_1

      Sorta reminds me of Black Bart in Blazing Saddles; “Hep meh, hep meh,” as he holds a gun on himself, while the white townspeople look on and one says, “Won’t someone help that poor man?”

    • MekongDelta69
      • me

        And THAT’S just the tip of the iceberg… many fraudulent ‘hate crimes’ go unreported?

    • gemjunior

      Its a joke and so so so pathetic. It illustrates the most important point which is that blacks WANT to be victims, want whites to victimize them. My disgust for them is at it’s zenith, probably will stay there. They’re sick, and desparate. The do this ALL the time at colleges and when they’re found out; videotaped or caught red handed, they get a slap on the wrist and it’s barely publicized while the main seed is planted in the other stupid blacks that it really happened. BTW a few Jewish students have also been busted for hoaxing swastikas and stuff.

  • Alexandra1973

    Same crap, different day, nothing to see here….

  • Lewis33

    Another racial group does this all the time…can anybody say backwards swastika? Looks like the pet is mimicking his owner…

  • sbuffalonative

    IF there’s one good thing to come out of ‘hate crime’ legislation it’s that ‘hate crimes’ are now being investigated AND they’re largely turning out to be hoaxes.

    I’m still convinced that one day, blacks will be the ones demanding the repeal of ‘hate crime’ laws because they’re the ones who are going to be disproportionately prosecuted.

  • OlderWoman

    Even their pastors are criminals. This race is laughable.

    • Sloppo

      If you want to see some deranged anti-white hatred in what may be its purest form, check out the writings of James Cone, the leading expert is Black Liberation Theology, a belief system widely respected in the religious black community in the US. Cone is the primary spiritual mentor of Obama’s primary spiritual mentor, Jeremiah Wright. In one of his books Cone wrote: “If God is not for us and against white people, then he is a murderer, and we had better kill him.” Most white Christians believe they have a religious bond with blacks who profess Christianity. It seems they could not be more wrong.

      • gemjunior

        Kill God? Wow, these people are really brilliant.

        • Let’s see…

          All Powerful: check.

          All Knowing: check.

          “I’m a kick that dude’s (moderated) because he don’t give me (stuff). Gnome sayin?”

      • OlderWoman

        Black Liberation Theology was taught to blacks by the Jesuits…it stemmed from their Liberation Theology. The Jesuits are drumming up a race war with Blacks and Mexicans against the White race.

    • It has me wondering whether that whole “not bearing false witness” Commandment gets any play at black churches.

  • Who Me?

    Oh Jesus, this is just so… so… Well there’s nothing kind to say about this sort of stupidity. Chalk it up to TNB. (Typical knee-grow bulls#!t.)

  • MekongDelta69

    Only a ‘person’ with an IQ of 70 would be so idiotic to set his OWN home on fire.

    Oh, but wait – he’s a “minister of music at Good Shepherd Baptist Church.”

    Nvm – he has an excuse…

    • Some Guy

      Not only did he set his own house on fire, he did it with his family INSIDE!

  • BernieGoetzFan

    As if any of these hoaxes perpetrated by blacks are ever real.

  • Romulus

    Is anyone surprised? How about the goings on at the Baltimore prison! I simply cannot fathom how come so many of our folk could be sleepwalking when it pertains to TNB in this age of near constant access to media. You’d think one would be exposed to the actualities sooner than later.

  • Q-ship

    Seems like most of these incidents turn out to be fake. For every Emmitt Till or James Byrd, there are dozens or hundreds of white Knockout Game murders and maimings, Knoxville and Wichita horror victims that remain anonymous, and that the media pretend not to notice.

  • MikeS

    Hurry, someone get Rev Al on the horn, there’s some money to extort here.

  • WowReally

    Blacks know how far they can get playing the racism card against whitey. That’s why you hear of this stuff more and more. They can sue, they can get pity, they can get news coverage, they can get new opportunities from people who want to prove how non racist they are, and most of all they can be a victim.

  • Bernie

    Of course this is Not A Crime. He is Not White.
    He was just experiencing the pain of racism and slavery

    Or was He was just trying to get some white guy into trouble, no problem there, is there?

  • White Mom in WDC

    How sad is this that people must stoop this low for attention? This man is an overgrown toddler. That goes for most blacks as well.

  • connorhus

    HAHA I remember this crime. Several Blacks who live in one of the smaller cities near me made a huge big deal out of this. Asking for vacation time and claiming they had to run to St. Louis to calm and protect their families that still lived up there because they were being attacked.

  • bigone4u

    Smart cops will always be skeptical of crimes like this. Mr. Cuthrell had an economic incentive to burn his house down (insurance). Likewise, black women have an incentive to falsely cry rape by a white man (psychological motives). I vaguely recall a feminist professor a few years ago who faked hate crimes and got caught. The university claimed that even though her actions were a hoax that everyone could learn from it and buy into the feminist agenda. By that logic Mr. Cuthrell is a hero since he could have been a victim of a hate crime even though he wasn’t. Libtard logic annoys me.

    • Bill

      Libtards don’t know what logic is. They run on pure emotions. Which is why they identify with and feel sorry for blacks. Trying to intellectually argue with a libtard (or a black) is like trying to have a logical discussion with the pile your dog left in the yard. Actually, worse. Very quickly the libtard (or black) will run up against the “duh” factor and have no response other than foul language, aggressive behavior, or outright violence.

      • bigone4u

        On progressive Internet sites the libtards respond to intelligence and facts that are not PC by demanding that you “go back on your meds” or something similar.

  • The__Bobster

    “The nature of the evidence is irrelevant*; it’s the seriousness of the charge that matters.”

    *especially when the ‘nature’ is lame or non-existent

  • IKantunderstand

    We can learn from this. All White people should start writing hateful racial slurs on their homes. You have the choice of writing Niqqers suck, or, Crackers DIE! I recommend the latter. This way, you can claim the collective White guilt of racism got to you, and you couldn’t stand it anymore. Actually, all that will happen is your neighbors will complain about your decorating choice. (Assuming you live in predominately White neighborhood). By the way, kudos to you if you do. We are allowed so little victories anymore.

    • Bill

      I think we have far enough whites acting like blacks. They are called wiggers. We don’t need to emulate any more of the black mentality or behavior please.

      • IKantunderstand

        Look, Bill, my comment was heavily moderated. To the point that my message has become garbled. Hum, moderator? Do me a favor, when you don’t like my comment, don’t edit, just DELETE IT. Thank you.

    • r j p

      Police would laugh at white people who did this. Then they would probably look in the garage and see the can of left over paint and tell you to paint over it.

  • PesachPatriot

    I don’t understand how setting your own car on fire is a crime, its just really, really stupid…I also don’t understand why someone would burn down their own house with their family inside….wouldn’t that be a charge of attempted murder for each family member as well as felony arson? If someone is going to pull a hoax wouldn’t the spray painting have been adequate? That washes off fairly easily and doesn’t endanger the entire neighborhood.

    I remember commenting on this story when it first broke….I really thought it was going to be zombie nathan b. forrest behind this whole mess because he was angry that his park was renamed….I guess I was wrong and it was just typical 13% 85 IQ idiocy.

  • AllSeeingEyeSpy

    Let’s call it what it is. And attempt to around racial hatred toward whites. That’s Exactly what it is, always has been and llikely will be

  • Puggg

    How to tell if the graffiti is a racial hoax:

    * Misspelled words. Hint: “Nazi” is not spelled n-a-s-i-e, and “Rope” is not spelled r-o-a-p, and that N-word is not spelled “n-i-g-r”

    * Backwards letters. Hint: The letter “K” is written such that the diagonal lines are to the right of the vertical line, not to the left. When you make them to the left and then repeat two more times, it makes you look stupid.

    * If you see any kind of weird symbol with a cross in the middle, the hoaxer probably tried to spray paint a swastika, but didn’t know how.

  • rebelcelt

    Are any of these hate crimes ever done by real racists. I think every time i hear of one it is a hoax by a minority or gay to garner attention.

  • The really amusing aspect to this is not the prison time Cuthrell is facing. Rather, it is the fact that no insurance company will pay on a deliberate tort. In other words, his homeowner’s and automobile insurance won’t cover the damage; the expenses will come out of this idiot’s own pocket.

    And yes, this should be a hate crime, because by doing this, Cuthrell attempted to publicly demonize all whites.

    • r j p

      The bank owned the house, the bank owned the car (the terms they will use to sell a black a “pre-owned” five year old “lugjury” car are insane, 72+ months, interest rate > 10%). He was probably underwater on both. In otherwords, the shareholders now are footing the bill for his actions.

      • I’ve heard banks really don’t like it when loan customers stiff them. In that case, rotsa ruck getting another car or mortgage loan, Cuthrell!

  • Max

    Just think of that commercial put out by the Negro College Fund people
    ” a mind is a terrible thing to waste” why did they leave off the words on a negro?

    • r j p

      Me and my cousin have said that since we were kids.

  • Darius Jackson

    WE made him stupid..and ugly.

  • Seek

    Olander “Tawana” Cuthrell should be prosecuted as rigorously as anyone who makes a false fire alarm call.

    • It’s worse than a misdemeanor false fire alarm call. Arson is a felony. Since his “fambly” was in the house, they could also charge him with reckless child endangerment.

  • An approach I would like to see used on the more reckless of these hoaxers is use of the civil committal laws. Normally, if the police see someone acting in a truly bizarre fashion, or if immediate family members sign the papers, someone can be held under psychiatric observation for 72 hours on a “mental health” hold, to see whether they might be a danger to themselves or others. Anyone who can keep cool for three days has to be released.

    On the other hand, a conviction of someone for setting fire to his own home – with his “fambly” still inside – is prima faci proof that they ARE a danger to others. Cuthrell could therefore be paroled straight to his state insane asylum, and the SCOTUS has already upheld the constitutionality of this sort of measure (in a child pornography case they heard in I think the spring of 2010).

    Forcible medication in the loony bin might act as a stronger disincentive to this sort of behavior than straight prison time.

  • Jim G

    On September 07, 2009 an article appeared the Cleveland Plain Dealer (

    FAIRVIEW PARK, Ohio — A black family in Fairview Park reported finding a rope twisted into a noose in their front yard Sunday, along with a note demanding they leave
    the city. Fredrick Howery said his two children were in the front yard of their home… when they came across the rope and a note that told the family to “get the [expletive] out of Fairview Park.” It was signed, “Aryan Knights of Fairview Park.”

    Howery said his family had about 20 to 25 relatives over Saturday for a picnic. People left about 9:30 p.m. The next day, Howery asked his two girls to search the front yard for a relative’s keys. That’s when they found the items and turned them over to police.

    Nothing became of this rope incident because it is obviously a phony. What Black party ever broke up at 9PM? And who lost their car keys yet still drove home without them?

    • It’s curious how these “nooses” are always simple bits of looped, knotted cord and never genuine hangman’s nooses with the regulation 13 turns. I was never a boy scout, but even *I* know how to tie a proper hangman’s noose.

  • dd121

    Yes, lots of hoaxes. The point is, the left has all of its enforcement machinery pointed at whites. And yes the left criminalizes defensive behavior when whites try to protect themselves from blacks. Think Zimmerman.

  • O lawdy des painteds raceiset on mys section 8 house dose bads whitie peoples.
    Whens I gets mys hands on em ise gonna keel deem devils

    • me

      Whitey’s fault. Everything.

  • libertarian1234

    Blacks can’t be clever about anything, most especially telling lies.

    What alerted the police that it was a hoax probably amounted to something written on the house that went something like, “We be hating blacks.”

    And this black genius thought he had a fool-proof plan.

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  • blight14

    There’s another fine group of citizens that seem to do this on a regular basis……allegedly………