Robbinsdale Mother Feels Unsafe Following Incident of Racist Graffiti

Updated: 01/22/2014 11:14 PM
Created: 01/22/2014 5:03 PM
By: Leslie Dyste

A Robbinsdale mother says she was targeted after racist graffiti appeared on her front door.

Donna Pfarr tells she has lived in the Windsor Court Apartments with her 12-year-old daughter for five years and has always felt safe, but now she's, "so uneasy and terrified."

Pfarr woke up Jan. 13 to a knock on her door from police. They had been called by one of Pfarr's neighbors about the vandalism. Someone had spray painted "N**ga lover" on Pfarr's front door.

The single-mother said, "It really didn't register at first. I couldn't comprehend it... I was stunned."

Pfarr says she was targeted because her daughter is biracial. Since she lives in a secured residence, and the vandalism occurred overnight, she believes one of her neighbors is responsible.

According to Robbinsdale Police, graffiti was also found on Pfarr's mailbox and a fire door. They investigated the graffiti as a hate crime.

Pfarr says she now feels unsafe living in the building. She considered moving, but said she can't afford deposits for the first and last months rent. She said, "that one act demolished everything I've built for my daughter."

At this point, police have not found a suspect in this case.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 763-531-1220.

This photo was edited to block a portion of the graffiti
Photo courtesy of Donna Pfarr
Photo courtesy of Donna Pfarr

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