Brooklyn Center Police Say Man Charged With Rearranging Letters on Arby's Sign

Brooklyn Center Police Say Man Charged With Rearranging Letters on Arby's Sign Photo: KSTP

September 06, 2018 05:58 PM

Brooklyn Center police say a 19-year-old Minneapolis man has been charged in connection to an incident last weekend in which letters on the sign board at an Arby's on Brooklyn Boulevard were rearranged to form an offensive message.

A release said Usindini Christopher Colling-Harper allegedly admitted to creating the offensive message in an interview with authorities Wednesday. On Thursday, he was charged by summons with criminal defamation, public nuisance and disorderly conduct.


RELATED: Arby's Sign Letters Rearranged into Racial Slur, Derogatory Term

An earlier release stated an officer on patrol Saturday morning noticed the offensive message and immediately removed it, informing the business when it opened. 

The image above has been blurred out due to the offensive language. The sign read "Now Hiring N*****s and W****s."

A statement from the company via Twitter Saturday said the board had been tampered with:

"Overnight, our reader board was compromised and someone put up a message that was extremely offensive," the statement read. "The message has since been taken down. We’re cooperating with local law enforcement officials & will take appropriate action against those involved."


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