Mother and daughter feel targeted after graffiti found on side of home

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MILWAUKEE, Wis. (CBS 58)-- CBS 58 got surveillance video of someone spray painting offensive graffiti on a rental home in Milwaukee’s Walker’s Point neighborhood. The graffiti targeted a home near 3rd and Mineral. It was reported to Milwaukee police early Saturday morning.

A mother and daughter duo lives in the rental, they say they’re angry and no longer feel safe living in the neighborhood. The two women didn’t want to identify themselves, but felt they were targeted by their neighbors who don’t want them living there.

”We weren’t shocked. It was more like are you kidding me? Now what?” said one of the women.

Surveillance video shows someone spray painting words on the home Saturday morning.  The letters “GD” with a star, the words “move or die,” followed by explicit name-calling was splattered across the side of their home.

The two women say someone even mocked them after seeing the graffiti.

”A grown woman was applauding and laughing at us because someone did this on our wall,” they said.

Neighbors say people living in the area need to do a better job of getting along.

”As neighbors we need to take care of each other, but you also have to do your part and be nice to each other and cordial to each other,” said a neighbor who wished to remain anonymous.

This isn’t the first time the two women felt singled out, just last month Milwaukee police showed up to the home after they were robbed at gunpoint. Something they believe isn’t a coincidence.

Even though the two women feel they may be targets in their neighborhood, they’ll continue to live their lives without fear.  

”We don’t even acknowledge the neighbors anymore after they watched what happened a month ago. We don’t acknowledge anybody around here, and we want the other ones who continue to harass us to leave us alone,” the women said.

Milwaukee Police say this is still an ongoing investigation and they are still searching for the suspect.

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