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Racial slur painted on Mont. Co. home

CHEVY CHASE, Md. (WUSA9) -- Montgomery County police are investigating a hate crime after a neighbor noticed a racial slur spray painted on a garage.

It happened at a home in the 3300 block of Glenmoor Drive in Chevy Chase. Police believe the vandalism took place between 2 p.m. on Sunday and 7 a.m. on Monday.

The victim and neighbor removed the spray paint.

"Well, looked out window, and saw it very clearly on the garage door," said a neighbor.

On a Chevy Chase home, where a black family just moved in four days ago, a neighbor saw a variation of the N word, and then, "Go Home! "

Richard and Rheta who live across the street had not even met the single mom and her kids yet, when they had to tell them about the ugly, racist message on their house.

They called Montgomery county Police, who are investigating it as a hate crime.

"I am personally horrified," said neighbor Robert Teitel. "I'm a Holacaust survivor. I don't think there is a wrong race, wrong religion, wrong language."

Teitel, like many neighbors have told the newcomers that the racist graffiti does not represent their welcoming, diverse community.

After police investigated, Richard Brown brought the turpentine, and wiped away the ugly, message.

"There's hatred in this world and this is evidence of that," said Brown. "It's too bad."

Police say they have not received any additional reports of vandalism/malicious destruction from neighborhood residents.

Anyone with information regarding this event or the suspect(s) involved is asked to call the Montgomery County Police at 301.279.8000.