An investigation is underway after a racist hate crime in Cleveland.

Police were called to Lawn Avenue around 7 a.m. Sunday for a vehicle that had been vandalized.

The victim told police that her vehicle, which was parked on the street, had been spray painted. Officers found that the vehicle had been spray painted with orange paint on the hood, windshield, windows, tires and on the driver’s side of the vehicle the letters “KKK” were painted.

The victim said that her vehicle was spray painted with gold paint three weeks ago, but she didn’t report the incident. The victim also stated that she has been having problems with her neighbors.

The Cleveland Division of Police is asking that anyone with information about this incident to contact the Second District Detective Bureau at 216.623.5218. Anonymous information can be given to Crime Stoppers by calling 216.252.7463 or Text messaging to Text TIP657 plus your message to Crimes (274637).

Article Courtesy of WOIO 19 Action News