Federal agents on Thursday arrested a Milwaukee-area man accused of leaving threatening notes for his neighbors and slashing their tires in West Allis.
According to Fox6, William McDonald, 44, was charged with and charged him with a federal hate crime for interfering with another person’s housing rights because of their race. As he was being arrested, authorities found a note with a racial slur in a sandwich bag, which was similar to a note found on a car nearby.
“Drive like a stupid ghetto f***** (N-word) in MY neighborhood. This is what happens b****. I’m watching all you f***** monkeys around here. Get the f*** back to the northside ghetto where you belong. Next time it will be your windshield you piece of s**** f****** (N-word). TEST ME!” the note read, according to FBI Special Agent Colleen Brennan.
In an interview with investigators, McDonald said, “So I’m getting arrested for a note that you found in my car?”
Speaking with Fox6,
Two of the victims, Wilkerson and Tanathie Addison, told Fox6 that they had seven tires slashed and a window broken.
“We’re pretty much the target right now, but we want to make sure if anyone else moves here, that’s of our skin tone – Black, brown whatever it is – that they shouldn’t have to go through this,” Wilkerson said.
There were a total of nine total victims in the neighborhood, according to the report. Most of the victims moved out of West Allis, authorities said.
McDonald was arrested after the FBI set up surveillance cameras in the area.
Watch the report below from Fox6 News.