Florida Man Wakes Up To Racial Slur Burned On His Front Lawn

| by Nathaly Pesantez

Florida police are investigating after a racial slur was burned into a Palm Bay resident's lawn. 

Courtney Gordon said his lawn serviceman told him about the N-word written in three-foot letters on his property. 

"I feel like this is a threat to me and my family, so I'm not too happy about it," Gordon said to WESH. "You can see them slowing down when they go by my house, so everybody's just driving by and reading it."

Gordon has notified police of a potential suspect. 

"I have a feeling of who done it. It's like a group of them, and I leave them to God," he said. "I'm a big guy, so they're not going to come to me and say that. They did it like the way they did it, behind my back and at night. 

The act, if classified as a hate crime, can be prosecuted with a greater penalty. 

"I feel that they're a coward, because if they have an issue with me, it's just best to come and speak to me, and not take it to a level as this," Gordon said. 

The slur was believed to have been done using weed killer, the Daily Mail reported.

Most hate crimes in the U.S. are race motivated, making up 48.5 percent of all hate crime data, according to the FBI. 

Hate crimes against blacks are more numerous than hate crimes against any other race. 

Sources: WESH, NBC, Daily Mail

Photo Credit: WESH via Daily Mail