Philadelphia has been referred to as the “City of Brotherly Love” but that hasn’t been the case for a number of Black residents living in the Mayfair section of town. Black residents are alleging that their white neighbors have left racist notes on their cars and even flattened tires in anger over parking spaces.
Fox 29 exclusively reports:
Philadelphia police are investigating an allegation that a racist note was left on the windshield of an African-American who parked her car on a predominantly white block in the city’s Mayfair section.
Only FOX 29 was there when officers arrived on the 3100 block of Teesdale Street Tuesday afternoon, clutching a torn sheet of graph paper with a vile message written on it.
Addressed to N—–, it reads “do not park around here again, b—-“, and is signed “K-K-K.”
“I was shocked,” she told FOX 29’s Bruce Gordon when asked for her initial reaction. “At first, I thought it was a joke or a prank and I was just thinking that someone would come out laughing, but then I looked at it again and I was like, I can’t believe this is happening around here.”
Lima couldn’t find parking near her home one night and parked nearby in Mayfair, which she says prompted the note. Another neighbor claims she’s parked in the same region as Lima only to find nails puncturing her tires.
Police have launched an investigation into the potential hate crime.