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Police Investigating Racist Message Found in Wico. Co. Park

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NANTICOKE, Md. - A racist tirade found scribbled on the side of a portable toilet in Nanticoke has sparked a police investigation.

The message was written in an effort to influence people who visit Roaring Point Park to throw their trash away rather than leaving it laying on the beach.  However, the language used in the message, written in marker on the portable toilet, was found to be unnecessary and offensive by people visiting the park.

Donald Moore of Salisbury said Tuesday was the first time he ever visited the park and the racist message was the first thing he saw when he got out of his car.

"That's revolting.  That's not even good for any family.  It's provoked.  It's awful.  You don't do that kind of stuff.  It's trash," Moore said.
The message reads: "Attention: To all Mexicans, (Ethnic Slur,) (Ethnic Slur), and white trash teenage wanna be country puke rednecks.  Stop leaving your trash on the beach.  You dirtballs, our kids swim here.  You trash.  Act white." 

Tim Robinson of the Wicomico County Sheriff's Office tells WBOC any racial or ethnic statements made in that way can be considered a hate crime and the matter is going to be taken very seriously.  

"It needs to be removed, it definitely needs to be removed.  That's not good for children that are out here.  That needs to be covered up, gotten rid of, whatever they need to do with it.  Parents don't want to see this kind of stuff," said Moore.

Anyone with information as to who wrote the message or saw it taking place is asked to contact the Wicomico County Sheriff's Office or to contact Crime Solvers at 410-548-1776.

Wicomico County officials said the portable toilet will be promptly removed once the sheriff's office gets everything it needs for the investigation.

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