Racially motivated words scratched into Ethiopian restaurant owners' car

The Boise Police Dept. is investigating vandalism of a car outside Kibrom's Ethiopian and Eritrean restaurant on State Street as a case of malicious harassment.

BOISE - Boise Police are investigating a case of possible malicious harassment after racially charged words were scratched into a car belonging to the owners of a Boise Ethiopian restaurant.

Police said the vandalism likely occurred Thursday. The car was also dented and scratched multiple times. The owner of the car said the "N" word was scratched into the car. 

Kibrom Milash, of Kibrom's Ethiopian and Eritrean Food at 3506 W. State St., told KTVB that his wife's car was either vandalized at their apartment or at the restaurant when it was vandalized.

Milash said his is the first time something like this has happened to him. 

"All the people, Boise people, just are very very nice," he said.
 
Milash wants the person responsible to see that he and his family are human beings. 
 
"Everyone is the same,” he said. “I would forgive them actually.”

Police are asking anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS (2677), www.343COPS.com, or leave a tip on the P3 Tips app.

Police are still looking for the suspect in a vandalism at another Boise restaurant this week. A man caught on video scrawled Nazi symbols and a bigoted message in chalk outside the Iraqi eatery The Goodness Land at 6555 West Overland Road at about 10 p.m. Tuesday.

 

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