FAMU Students Target of KKK Slurs UPDATED

By: Blaine Tolison Email
By: Blaine Tolison Email


A weekend away for two FAMU students was spoiled by what they found when they returned home. It was a complete disaster. Delvini Mason, a FAMU student said, "I called my brother to come look at it and I stood there for like ten seconds and I walked away and called the police."

The residents, Delvini Mason and his brother Ronaldo had a good time watching football in Atlanta, but the fun was over when they came home and found their clothes bleached on the floor, food smashed throughout their house, and KKK splattered on the wall with bar-b-que sauce. And their landlord, Bill Wannall, is furious. "I can't believe it. I just don't believe that this could happen. Nothing has ever happened in this neighborhood like this." said Wannall.

Aside from the mess, the thieves only stole a computer and a few other items. Tallahassee Police are still investigating the robbery and have not labeled it a hate crime.

"Typically hate crimes are precipitated by some other event and based on this event, we haven't had any prior events that led up to it. It appears to be isolated and it appears to be a burglary." said David McCranie with Tallahassee Police.

Whatever it is, for Wannall, who is just as upset as his tenants--he wants justice. "It's unconscionable that this happened. And I'll support him every way I can." said Wannall referring to his tenant.

To add insult to injury--the homeowner completely remodeled this home less than two years ago. If anyone has any information about this crime, you can call Crime Stoppers at 850-574-TIPS.

Earlier Update

Tallahassee Police are looking into a burglary on Nugget Lane near Old Bainbridge and Hartsfield Road. The residence is a rental property leased to two FAMU students. The owner of the residence says the students were away over the weekend and when they came home Monday morning, they found the inside of the home destroyed and writing on the walls. The homeowner says some of the writing included the letters, 'KKK.'

Currently, police are investigating the incident and have not yet labeled it a hate crime. They are looking for suspects and still have not determined the motive. If you have any information about this crime, call Crime Stoppers at 850-574-TIPS.

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