FBI Cincinnati
Public Affairs Specialist Todd Lindgren
(513) 979-8347
February 9, 2018

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.