Dog feces and a racist note were left on the outside wall of an apartment of two black Western Kentucky University students on Wednesday, according to an NAACP chapter.
Emani Boards was returning to her apartment at The Crown apartment complex in Bowling Green after walking her dog when she saw a racial slur written in a note that was on top of smeared feces, according to the Bowling Green Daily News.
A bag with more dog feces was stuck on a window of the building.
The words “eat it up n----r” and “make America great again” were written on the note, according to a Facebook post from Boards.
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“I woke up to nothing but HATE this morning,” Boards wrote in a Facebook post.
Boards’ roommate, WKU student Paige Glass immediately called 911.
“It was just very uncomfortable to see, and I was very horrified and scared,” she said.
Glass said she filed a complaint with the NAACP and she is working with Bowling Green police detectives to try to find out who is responsible for the “heinous act.”
The Bowling Green-Warren County chapter of the NAACP said the act, which occurred just two days after the celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, was cowardly, racist, disgusting and intolerable.
“We believe that certain actions and statements from our country’s leadership during this past year has emboldened some individuals and groups to believe that this type of behavior is both acceptable and encouraged,” the statement said.
According to a police report obtained by the WKU Herald, “poop, dirt, other fluids and writings are routinely found in the breezeways and are usually cleaned off before residents see it.”
“In the previous incidents throughout the entire complex, there has not been any similar notes left behind,” the report said.
Warren County Attorney Amy Milliken told the Daily News that the incident could lead to charges of criminal mischief and potentially hate crime.
Glass said the racist incident was not a surprise.
“I have gone out in the community and been called the N-word,” she said.
The apartment complex has been put on the police department “extra patrol list,” according to the report obtained by the Herald.