When Richie Dorman went to collect his mail from the bank of mailboxes in the lobby of his apartment building on Wednesday he learned first hand that bigotry is very much alive in East Columbus, Ohio. Scrawled across the face of his box was the message, “A.”
Obviously the perpetrators of this vandalism are not highly educated, but that comes as no surprise. Seldom is a bigot a fan of education, they have learned to hate and very little else.
Dorman told reporters:
“I don’t want people to think that I wrote that on there. For me, that’s a hate crime.“
The reference to AIDS was particularly upsetting to Dorman, he has two step-sons who suffer from the disease.
“That’s what upset me when I seen the AIDS. It really hits home, I’m sorry but it hits home. It just seems like such a coincidence with that many mailboxes there, they picked mine to put it on.”
He told reporters that he did not want this crime to go unnoticed and that he hopes the perpetrators are caught and stopped before they can do it again to someone else.
Managers of the apartment complex told reporters that they have notified their special duty officer of the incident and that if the person can be found action will be taken. They said that they are very much committed to protecting their residents, and that this sort of crime will not be tolerated.
WBNS interviews Dorman.
WBNS TV10 reports on the crime in the video below.
h/t: WBNS TV10