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Homophobic slurs spray-painted onto Barrington home, police say

File Photo | Barrington Police Department.

A reward is being offered as police search for the suspects who spray-painted homophobic slurs onto a Barrington home.

The Barrington Police Department said that the incident occurred sometime between 10 p.m. October 17 and 8 a.m. October 18.

According to CBS Chicago, the vandalism happened at a home in the Fox Point neighborhood.

Barrington police said that the suspects vandalized the home’s garage doors, side doors and exterior brick walls with homophobic slurs.

“It goes without saying that the Village of Barrington does not tolerate this type of vandalism or homophobic attack on any member of our community and that we are deeply troubled by this incident,” police said.

The police department is reviewing video footage and working with the family to identify the suspects in the crime.

The Barrington Village Board issued a statement saying they are deeply troubled by incidents such as this and that “hate in any form has no place in Barrington.”

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“At its core, Barrington is a community that values the positive contributions of our citizens, and each time an incident like this occurs, it reminds us that we cannot let down our guard when it comes to ensuring that our community is a safe and inclusive place to live for all of our residents,” the statement said.

“While these are indeed stressful times, incidents of intolerance such as this do not represent the best of Barrington.”

There is a $2,500 reward for any information leading to the arrest of the perpetrators. Those with information are asked to call the Barrington Police Department at 847-304-3306.


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