Titusville neighborhood target of racist graffiti, residents say

TITUSVILLE, Fla. — Titusville residents spent time Monday working to cover up a spate of racist graffiti spray-painted on their homes overnight.

Dawn Vanslyke didn’t realize what had happened until a child asked her what the “KKK” painted in large black letters meant.

“’KKK,’ it was painted all over these windows, all over this wall, everything,” she said. “It’s all over the houses.”

A police report on the incident said that five homes along Jones Street and South Deleon Avenue were hit by vandals.

Jean Dorvil, who has lived in the neighborhood for 10 years, could not understand why it was targeted.

“I don’t do nothing to nobody,” Dorvil said.

While some residents have painted over the graffiti, others were waiting on their landlords to cover up the spray paint.

Police said it will be difficult to find whoever is responsible because there was no surveillance video of the incident and there was no evidence, like an empty spray-paint can, left behind.

Vanslyke hopes her neighborhood has seen the last of this kind of vandalism.

“Whoever is responsible for doing this, spray-painting the houses, please stop,” she said.

Police were investigating the incident as criminal mischief.