An Ontario man has been arrested for reportedly spray-painting hateful messages on dozens of cars in the city of Toronto.
Patrick Carey Jr., of no fixed address, was charged for a series of “hate-motivated mischief incidents,” according to the Toronto Sun.
In one case, a white female driver in a silver sports car was targeted with a “racist, sexist, and homophobic” message. In another incident, the driver of a black vehicle sprayed “n***** lover” on a fellow driver’s car.
Police aren’t releasing what Carey is charged with, but said the total cost of repairing the damage to the vehicles involved in the incidents is in the thousands of dollars.
Rico Williamson, the VP of Frac Maximus Inc. restaurant and catering company, said they cleaned their Ford F-150 truck and all the vehicles in the restaurant’s parking lot with rubbing alcohol to protect the vehicles from rust and oil stains.
Williamson said the company keeps a good safety record with their customers.
“We are not going to let people leave, let people be offended,” Williamson said, according to the Toronto Sun. “It just doesn’t matter to us, we have to be up here cleaning everything and doing whatever it takes to protect these people.”