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"KKK" Painted on Richmond Heights Houses Saturday Night, Update: Suspect Transferred to Hospital Psych Ward

A Richmond Heights woman said a man came to her door who appeared to be drunk with a can of spray paint in his hand.

"KKK" Painted on Richmond Heights Houses Saturday Night, Update: Suspect Transferred to Hospital Psych Ward "KKK" Painted on Richmond Heights Houses Saturday Night, Update: Suspect Transferred to Hospital Psych Ward "KKK" Painted on Richmond Heights Houses Saturday Night, Update: Suspect Transferred to Hospital Psych Ward

Someone spray-painted the letters "KKK" on two houses in Richmond Heights on Saturday—one in the 7700 block of Weston Place and the other in the 1600 block of Bredell Avenue.

The suspect or suspects also painted the letters on a fence and ripped the railing off a front porch.

Alisha Allen said her husband answered the door Saturday night and a man who she said appeared to be drunk was there, with a can of spray paint in his hand. She said he pulled the railing off her porch, and she assumes he was the one who spray-painted “KKK” on her house and car.

Allen told Patch a red fence nearby also was spray-painted, but has since been painted over.

The Rusan family, in the 7700 block of Weston Place, also found “KKK” painted on the front of their house, according to the St. Louis Post Dispatch. Family members have tried to scrape it off.

The letters “KKK” often stands for the Ku Klux Klan, a white supremacist American hate group.

Allen said Richmond Heights Police have a suspect in custody, but the department did not immediately return a call from Patch to confirm that.

She said she has lived in the house for three years and has never seen anything like this.

UPDATE:

Richmond Heights Police Captain Douglas Schaeffler told Patch that a suspect had been arrested and was in their custody, until he was transferred to the psychology ward of an area hospital.

No warrants have been issued.

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