Residents on edge after racial slur painted on abandoned Orange City home



ORANGE CITY, Fla. - An Orange City woman is on edge because she’s worried a racial slur that was spray-painted on an abandoned home by her house was directed at her.

Trentade Miler, 25, said she thought she was investing in a quality piece of property in a quiet neighborhood when she moved into her home on 6th Street about a year ago.

That perception quickly changed when a few of her neighbors began to impolitely introduce themselves.

“I started noticing a neighbor riding up and down the road with his racist flag, saying racial slurs,” Miler


She said the racist rants have been going on for months, but they never really concerned her until vandals spray-painted a racial slur on a home.

“It is facing toward me, my house. So as soon as you walk out of my door you see it,” Miler said.

She reported the vandalism about 11 a.m. last Friday to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office, who said they would be doing routine patrols in the area.

Neighbors said activity like that doesn’t belong in their neighborhood.

“People ought to be able to get along together and respect one another,” said resident Charles Sheridan.

Deputies said they are in the process of contacting the home’s owner to remove the words from the wall.