• Victim deems KKK vandalism, 'Not racial'

    By: Jamie Smith


    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Already battling breast cancer, Audrey Parker nearly came to tears explaining to Action News what happened to the home in which she grew up. 

    "This is just evil what went on here," said Parker. 

    Fourteen windows now boarded up were broken sometime this past weekend. Then Monday she found the letters "KKK" spray-painted all over the exterior of a house on Ridge Boulevard in Northwest Jacksonville. But she believes these Ks were not written in support of the Ku Klux Klan, but scrawled by a black man whom she knows. 

    "That comes from him because he was trying to throw off that he had those windows broken," said Parker. "There's nothing racial about it at all."

    The vandalism began as soon as the two men renting Parker's house moved out late last week, leaving the house vacant. Parker believes the person who did this is the man mentioned above, who has long wanted to buy her property--but she refuses to sell. 

    A detective from the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office returned Tuesday to the vandalized the house, where numerous incident reports of harassment have been filed in the past several years. 

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