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Aurora pastor says home was vandalized with racist message, police now investigating

Garage Vandalized
Posted at 10:06 PM, Jan 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-13 00:54:39-05

AURORA, Colo. — Pastor Oshaine Wynter moved to Colorado less than a year ago to join a ministry. Now, he's having to explain to his young daughters why racist messaging was spray painted on his garage door.

"This happened on Saturday night right when I came back from church," Wynter said.

Photos of the vandalism showed the N-word spray painted on Wynter's garage door. Above the N-word the letters, "B-O-P" were also sprayed.

"I think that message states that we're not welcome and it's a horrible reminder of our past," Wynter said.

The pastor said he read online the letters "B-O-P" could stand for "body out of place."

The garage is located in his apartment complex on East Applewood Circle in Aurora.

"Well, it's hard not to believe this is targeted towards me, especially the fact the I'm the only African-American person on this block with a garage," Wynter said. "The N-word is placed specifically on my garage."

Aurora Police said they're investigating the case as a "bias motivated" crime. Right now, officers have no suspects.

Those with information are asked to contact Metro Denver Crime Stoppers.