The man returned home from work to find a cord-like noose hanging from his front steps railing.
Seaford (DE): As Delaware settles down from effects of nationwide protests and violence steaming from the in-custody death of George Floyd, Police say they ate investigating a criminal trespass/hate crime in the Holly View Mobile Home Park Saturday.
The Holly View Mobile Home Park is located in Seaford, Delaware.
The 59 year old black resident told police while he was at work between 4:20 am. and 4:30 pm. Saturday, that an unknown suspect trespassed onto his property, and tied a small white cord crafted in the way of a noose on his front step railing.
According to a news release, police conducted interviews with neighbors in the area, but information collected during the interviews did not lead to any potential suspects.
On Saturday, Rehoboth Beach Police Department said they fired a seasonal police officer after someone inside the Department reported the officer for making inappropriate racists social media posts while he was off-duty. The department said that racism will not be tolerated and argued that the actions of one employee do not “discredit” the contributions of others within the department.
In 2018, a total of 13 Delaware hate crimes based on Race/Ethnicity/Ancestry were reported to the Criminal Justice Information Services Division at the FBI. In the same year, there was also one hate crime related to religion and two more on sexual orientation.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Troop 4, Detective Shockley at 302-752-3812. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware crime stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com
If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll free hotline 1800 VICTIM-1. (1800 842-8461). You may also email the unit Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.