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Las Vegas elderly couple's car vandalized with hateful graffiti

Posted at 5:50 PM, Aug 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-22 22:12:30-04

An elderly couple living near Owens and Mt. Hood says they're still shaken up after finding hateful graffiti covering their SUV.

They woke up Sunday morning to find offensive messages spray-painted on their car.  One said "KKK" and the other said "f*** you b****" and also had a reference to President Donald Trump.

Birdie Sinyard and her husband Jimmy say they've never had any issues in their neighborhood and have no idea why they would have been targeted.

They're especially concerned given the recent events in Charlottesville and don't know why someone would try and associate them with a hate group.

"I have nothing to do with the KKK," Sinyard says.  

As for the reference to the president, Birdie says she doesn't even support Trump.  Her husband Jimmy does, but they never discuss politics amongst themselves, let alone with anyone else.

The incident is being investigated as a hate crime and a crime against the elderly. The Sinyards say since the incidents, they've had neighbors from all races support them, even helping to scrub off the hateful messages.

But the pain can't be scrubbed away. The incident came as they were already mourning the loss of their 25-year-old grandson.

Their granddaughter, Jewel, says she just wants the suspects caught.

"I would like an apology not for me but for my grandparents, they didn't deserve this," she says.

In the meantime, a collision company has offered to remove the rest of the graffiti free of charge. If you have any information on this case, call police.