Police investigate dead raccoon hanging from noose outside a Middle River home

Police said the incident could be a hate crime

May 01, 2010|By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun

Baltimore County police are investigating a possible hate crime involving a dead raccoon that was found hanging from a noose in front of a Middle River family's home Friday morning.

The family, in the 1500 block of Becklow Ave., found the dead animal hanging from their porch Friday morning, said Lt. Robert McCullough.

While a motive is unknown, McCullough said the act is being investigated as a Racial, Religion and Ethnic bias incident, as well as fourth-degree burglary.

He said the family emmigrated from Africa within the last three or four years.

jkanderson@baltsun.com

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