Racist graffiti reported in Maple Shade

Posted: March 01, 2013

Police are investigating a reported incident of racist graffiti at the home of an African American family in Burlington County.

Someone wrote "KKK" with chalk Wednesday night on the front brick wall of Eulith Rankines' house in Maple Shade, said Rankines, 41, a real estate agent.

Rankines' family had left for a church service shortly before 7 p.m., and when his wife returned home, she discovered the graffiti in the area of the front porch, he said.

The letters combined were about a foot square and were placed so they could be seen from the street, Rankines said.

He reported the incident to police and removed the graffiti early Thursday, he said.

"We really didn't want to take it lightly," said Rankines, who has three children.

Rankines said that Maple Shade is a "good town" and that he had no idea who might have committed the vandalism.


Contact Robert Moran at 215-854-5983 or bmoran@phillynews.com, or follow @RobertMoran215 on Twitter.

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