"KKK" Painted on Richmond Heights Houses Saturday Night, Update: Suspect Transferred to Hospital Psych Ward

A Richmond Heights woman said a man came to her door who appeared to be drunk with a can of spray paint in his hand.

Someone spray-painted the letters "KKK" on two houses in Richmond Heights on Saturday—one in the 7700 block of Weston Place and the other in the 1600 block of Bredell Avenue.

The suspect or suspects also painted the letters on a fence and ripped the railing off a front porch.

Alisha Allen said her husband answered the door Saturday night and a man who she said appeared to be drunk was there, with a can of spray paint in his hand. She said he pulled the railing off her porch, and she assumes he was the one who spray-painted “KKK” on her house and car.

Allen told Patch a red fence nearby also was spray-painted, but has since been painted over.

The Rusan family, in the 7700 block of Weston Place, also found “KKK” painted on the front of their house, according to the St. Louis Post Dispatch. Family members have tried to scrape it off.

The letters “KKK” often stands for the Ku Klux Klan, a white supremacist American hate group.

Allen said Richmond Heights Police have a suspect in custody, but the department did not immediately return a call from Patch to confirm that.

She said she has lived in the house for three years and has never seen anything like this.


Richmond Heights Police Captain Douglas Schaeffler told Patch that a suspect had been arrested and was in their custody, until he was transferred to the psychology ward of an area hospital.

No warrants have been issued.

Lincoln Douglas November 05, 2012 at 11:22 PM
Mr. Completely, troll much?
RDBet November 06, 2012 at 03:52 AM
Mr. Completely November 06, 2012 at 11:41 AM
Lincoln Douglas: Troll (Internet) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The "trollface", first appearing in 2008,[1] is occasionally used to indicate trolling in Internet culture.[2][not in citation given] Modern usage of the word itself dates from the 1980s. In Internet slang, a troll is someone who posts inflammatory,[3] extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community, such as a forum, chat room, or blog, with the primary intent of provoking readers into an emotional response[4] or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion.[5] The noun troll may refer to the provocative message itself, as in: "That was an excellent troll you posted." Back at ya.
Lincoln Douglas November 06, 2012 at 03:53 PM
The troll-force is strong with this one.
P Terrell November 11, 2012 at 04:43 AM
I live on Weston Place, where the vandalism occurred. Weston Place is a quiet mixed neighborhood of Whites and African Americans. There is also a small Asian community a block away on West Bruno. Everyone lives in this neighborhood in harmony with no racial tension or problems. I have lived in this neighborhood for almost 15 years and nothing like this has ever happened. This was NOT a hate crime because both Whites and African Americans were targeted. The person who did this is mentally unstable, had been harassed by teenagers from another neighborhood and just snapped. He is presently getting the medical help that he needs. This was unfortunate isolated incident that should not have occurred. There has been a lot of media attention about this incident but they did not mention how my neighbors worked together (Whites & African Americans) to power wash the graffiti from the homes and paint over the residue. The people who live on this street always look out for each other and help anyone in need. We are a close-knit neighborhood with a strong block unit. Richmond Heights is a wonderful place to raise a family. The mayor, city manager, councilmen, police officers, and all the other public service employees work very hard to make this community a wonderful place to live. I want to thank all of them for all of their hard work.


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