Racist graffiti found on car had actually been there for years

May 9, 2019

The owner of Dave's Auto Repair found racist graffiti carved into one of his customer's cars earlier last month.
Credit Dave's Auto Repair

Last month, the owner of Dave’s Auto Repair found racist graffiti carved into one of his customer’s cars. He reported the incident to the Alaska State Troopers but it turns out the graffiti was years old.

Megan Peters is a spokesperson for the troopers.

“The owner of the vehicle that the messaging was on, actually, was able to get a hold of troopers and, told us that the graffiti had been there for years,” she said. “And he had purchased the vehicle with that already on it.”

She couldn’t confirm if the case was officially closed yet. But she said since the graffiti was already on the car, no new crime has been committed.