Angelica Lombardi, KRDO, June 30, 2015
Colorado Springs police arrested a man Tuesday who told KRDO NewsChannel 13 that he posted racist signs outside of two churches and around the city.
Vincent Broughton, 44, faces charges for a bias motivated crime, disorderly conduct, harassment and littering.
On Monday morning, three signs were found outside the Relevant World Christian Cultural Center near downtown Colorado Springs.
One sign downtown had Broughton’s phone number.
“I did it. Probably about 100 or so, I’d come downtown everyday and put up the posters,” said Broughton.
He admitted to posting the signs all around town.
“I want people to know how corrupt these people that run the town are, the police department, city council and people in the community,” said Broughton.
Pastor Promise Lee woke up to three posters hanging outside his church, Relevant Word Christian Cultural Center.
“I wasn’t surprised and I certainly didn’t become fearful because the community pretty much knows who this gentlemen is putting these posters around the town,” said Lee.
Lee says it’s happened before.
“I think the individual utilized the South Carolina shooting as an opportunity to try and instill some fear. and at the end of the day he’s seeking attention,” said Lee.
It happened on church property, just feet from where the front doors are. The signs were stapled onto a pole, one sign reading, “this church works for the KKK.”