Black man's pickup painted with swastikas, slurs

Posted: 9:05 AM, Jun 20, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-20 13:05:59Z

Authorities in Genesee County are investigating after a black man woke up to find swastikas and slashed tires on his pickup truck.

Someone also spray-painted "wite pride" on the side of Hubert Roberts' Chevy Silverado in Vienna Township. White was misspelled.

The 62-year-old Roberts said he discovered the damage Tuesday. He says he feels "very hurt." His truck has a reference to the Black Lives Matter movement.

Sheriff Robert Pickell says he's assigned a detective to investigate the vandalism. Prosecutor David Leyton says he was "furious" when he learned about it. The Council on American-Islamic Relations is offering a $1,000 reward for information that helps police.