Blue Telusma, The Grio, October 1, 2021
In an unexpected turn of events, this week authorities in Georgia revealed they believe a Black woman is behind the “racially charged” notes that have been terrorizing her neighborhood.
Since last December, a Douglasville, Georgia neighborhood has been gripped in fear due to racially charged messages that have anonymously been left in the mailboxes of residents of color, reports Fox News. But now officials say police said they have made an arrest and the alleged culprit is not who anyone would have expected.
Wednesday, the Douglasville Police Department confirmed that they had filed criminal charges against Terresha Lucas. Lucas is a 30-year-old Black woman who they believe threatened people in her community while posing as a Ku Klux Klan member.
In the notes, threats were made to burn down homes and kill their occupants. The author of these disturbing messages also made it a point to describe themselves as “a six-feet-tall white male with a long, red beard who did not live in the neighborhood.”
After the initial messages in December, more messages popped back up in the spring.
Lucas was charged with eight counts of making terroristic threats and is expected to turn herself into jail this week. The motives for her actions remain a mystery.