Racially charged writing on pickup truck unnerves nearby workers

Racially charged writing on pickup truck unnerves nearby workers
(Photo provided to WBTV)
(Photo provided to WBTV)

HUNTERSVILLE, NC (WBTV) - Employees of a Huntersville business park say they are uncomfortable after finding a truck parked there with racially charged wording written on it.

The writing said things like "Obama did Charlottesville."

Those employees of Birkdale Business Park say they confronted the driver of the truck, who admitted to writing the words himself.

"I had never seen the truck before in the entire time I had been there," one woman, who asked not to be named, said. "It was a statement."

She says she believes the driver parked the truck in front of her workplace because the majority of employees there are African American.

"I felt like I was back in the 60s," she said.

On Thursday morning, the truck arrived again. Though the words had been washed away, employees say the damage is done.

"He's still there, that truck is still there," one employee said.

When WBTV went to the park Thursday, the reporter was confronted by a man while filming. He refused to answer questions about whether he was the truck's driver, and demanded that she leave.

"You don't need to ask me anything," he said. "Take off."

Those who work nearby say they are now on edge.

"To have that much hatred in you to where you're going to scrawl something on your car and not even care, that's scary."

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