FBI and Cincinnati Police Department Announce Reward in Local Hate Crime Investigation
The Cincinnati Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Cincinnati Police Department today announced a reward of up to $3,000 for information leading directly to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for a suspected hate crime in Sayler Park, OH on May 04, 2017.
At approximately 4:20 a.m. on Thursday, May 4, 2017, a maroon and tan Ford Explorer owned by a person of Middle Eastern descent was badly damaged and vandalized with graffiti while parked off Gracely Drive in Sayler Park, Ohio. A number of windows were broken out of the vehicle and the tires were slashed. Swastika symbols and other marks were scratched into the paint. In addition, several phrases were spray-painted inside and outside the vehicle, including “Go Home,” “Musslim [sic] Terrorist,” “Trump America,” and other words and symbols.
A single subject was recorded on surveillance video during the incident. The person appeared to be wearing a light-colored hooded sweatshirt and dark pants. The individual also appeared to be right-handed.
Anyone with information about this suspected hate crime is asked to contact the FBI at (513) 979-8333 or provide information online at tips.fbi.gov.