Racist, homophobic slurs spray-painted on homes in Windsor - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Racist, homophobic slurs spray-painted on homes in Windsor


The Windsor Police Department are looking for whoever spray painted close to a dozen homes, cars, and mailboxes in throughout Poquonock section of town overnight.

Homeowners on Timothy Terrace and Michael Lane woke Friday morning to find racist, homophobic, and sexually-explicit slurs and pictures on their homes, mailboxes, garage doors and light poles.

Police said they believe the vandalism occurred between 10 p.m. Thursday and 5:30 a.m. Friday.

"Spray painting cars and homes is terrible in my eyes," said Pat Pavlik, who is a victim of the vandalism.

Public works employees and residents removed some bigoted and graphic graffiti and not all was gone by Friday afternoon.

Police told neighbors to keep exterior lights on at night or get motion lights to prevent the vandals from hitting the homes again.

"Maybe that's why I was saved because I got my motion lights all around my house," said neighbor Bill Emmons. "So anybody even walks up the street, lights come on."

Investigators are exploring a link between the vandalism and some similar spray painting on a graffiti rock at Windsor High School with similar words and drawings.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact Windsor police at 860-688-5273.

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