A black resident of Palm Bay, Florida told television station WESH that he discovered the N-word burned into his front lawn with chemicals on Monday morning.
Courtney Gordon said he reported the vandalism, which was comprised of large three-foot letters, to the police.
“I feel like this is a threat to me and my family, so I’m not too happy about it,” Gordon told the TV station. “You can see them slowing down when they go by my house, so everybody’s just driving by and reading it.”
Gordon said police were investigating the incident but they told him that it will be a difficult crime to solve unless someone confesses.
Gordon said he told officers he believes he knows who is responsible.
“I have a feeling of who done it. It’s like a group of them, and I leave them to God,” Gordon said. “I’m a big guy, so they’re not gonna come to me and say that. They did it like the way they did it, behind my back and at night.”