Woman outraged by racially charged note left on windshield

Published: Apr. 10, 2015 at 3:49 AM CDT|Updated: Apr. 18, 2015 at 3:49 AM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - A nasty note has a Montgomery woman very upset.

The woman confesses that she parked illegally at a local store, but says the note someone left about it on her car was uncalled for, complete with a racial slur.

A shopper came out of the Walmart on Ann Street Thursday afternoon and found a handwritten message tucked under her windshield wiper that said: “That's not a parking place you stupid n*****!!!”

The woman, who asked WSFA 12 News not to reveal her identity, says she was left stunned and shaken up by the racially charged memo.

“I thought this was so disgusting,” she said.

She says she was only in the store for a few minutes picking up crayons for her granddaughter for school. She admits she parked where she shouldn't have-- on yellow lines near the handicapped spots at the front of the parking lot near the main entrance. On her way in, she noticed a man shaking his head at her bad park job as he pulled into one of the handicapped spaces. She doesn't know if he was the one who left the note on her car, but she feels that whoever put it there took things too far and crossed the line.

“When I got to the front of my car and got in my car, that's when I realized the note was on the windshield and I got out and said, ‘What the?' I said, ‘What is this?' and I read it and I got really upset,” she said. “I don't think notes like this should exist or that someone should put something like this on someone else's car because it is ridiculous.”

She reported what happened to the Montgomery Police Department in the hopes they can look at surveillance and find out who was behind it.

“I know that I was in the wrong spot. I realize that, but still, no one had the right to put anything on my vehicle,” she said. “No one should have to go through this. I don't want to cause any problems, but I think actions should come forth.”

After the recent events of the 50th Anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery March, the woman felt this showed that there's still work that needs to be done in our society when it comes to race relations.

“After all of the stuff they've had over the past couple of weeks about trying to get us to stick together as one and then I get this on my car. It just started bringing back memories. It really did,” she added.

In a statement to WSFA 12 News regarding the incident, Walmart's director of national medial relations, Brian Nick, said: "We're sorry that our customer was the victim of this despicable behavior. We will assist law enforcement should they choose to investigate this matter further."

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