By JAMES MITCHELL
Sunday Times Newspapers
TAYLOR — A couple was allegedly subject to intimidation, threats and harassment in the form of racist grafitti and threats. Police are reportedly investigating possible ethnic intimidation that may have been the method behind a personal grievance.
Taylor Police Cmdr. Mary Sclabassi said that an interracial couple on Bailey Street were targeted last week with threatening messages scrawled on a door and window, a pink noose left on the front door, and several threatening telephone calls the night before from a private number.
The couple, a 25-year-old black man and his fiancee, a 22-year-old white woman, told police that the telephone calls threatened that he would be killed.
The woman told police that she recently had a disagreement with a co-worker at a Detroit club, and that the woman made racist comments to her.
Police collected evidence and are investigating, and ask that anyone with information call 734-287-6611.
(James Mitchell can be reached at [email protected])