Posted on September 28, 2016

Hate Graffiti Spray-painted on Wall and in Yards

Ashley Yore and Clifton French, ABC, September 27, 2016

Deputies found graffiti in Hillsborough County at two different locations.

One wall was hit along Gornto Lake Road in Brandon, with the phrase “kill white people” spray painted. Other tags read “black lives matter” and “BLM.”

A crew painted over the phrases.


She saw a deputy along the road working to cover up the hate message, bought her own spray paint cans and helped out.


The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s office said they don’t know who did this and it’s not the only damage. Less than a 10 minute drive away, a trailer was hit with similar messages. The Trump sign in their front yard was painted over.

“Yeah I’m pissed off, very pissed, because this just ruined our paint job and it makes our neighborhood look like trash now,” Stacy Hatfield said.

Hatfield said it’s wrong to graffiti a house because the owner is sharing who they want to vote for.

“Vandalism, they got nerve to come and do that,” she said. “We didn’t know we was discriminating anybody obviously we offended somebody.”