Queens Woman Says Someone Scrawled Racial Slur, Splattered Tomato Sauce on Apartment Door - NBC New York

Queens Woman Says Someone Scrawled Racial Slur, Splattered Tomato Sauce on Apartment Door

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    Police Investigate Possible Hate Crime Graffiti

    A woman in Jackson Heights found profanity and spaghetti sauce on the door of her apartment. Checkey Beckford reports. (Published Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016)

    A Queens woman says someone scrawled a racial slur and splashed her door with tomato sauce. 

    The victim, Dolly Ragoo, is of Indian descent and says someone wrote the n-word on her apartment door in Jackson Heights Monday morning. The sauce was smeared all over the door. 

    "I thought it was blood at first," she told NBC 4 New York Thursday. 

    "It turned out to be spaghetti sauce with word 'n' written on the top and on the side," she said. 

    Ragoo said she feels she's the victim of a hate crime. 

    "I felt invaded. I felt uncomfortable," she said. 

    Ragoo, who's lived in the building since 1980, said she also came home Sunday to find human feces plastered onto her door with glue. The week before that, there was used toilet paper on the door. 

    "I'm 63 years old and I'm very concerned about my safety," she said. "I'm afraid coming home from work, what am I going to find at my door." 

    Police are investigating the vandalism as a possible hate crime, and they may find others who have been targeted: one neighbor told NBC 4 New York it happened to him a couple of a years ago.

    "It's happened in my door too," he said. "Somebody put a disgusting sign and throw a blood thing, like a sticker, all on my door." 

    "For me it's disgusting, because that's discrimination." 


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