Homeowners Shelly Owens, her fiance, Kevin Durham, and their children had their Council Bluffs, Iowa, home vandalized and then set ablaze in what police are referring to as a “hate crime,” according to KETV 7.
On Tuesday, Owens and Durham were both at work and the children at school, when authorities say someone broke in to their residence, tore up their home, and then spray painted it. Firefighters reportedly reached Owens and Durham’s home at about 2:30 p.m. Owens told KETV 7, “I’m very angry. They wrote the N-word all over my walls. This is against me, I guess, and it’s a hate crime.”
Watch news coverage of this incident in the video.