The Riley County Police Department says during the course of their investigation into a car tagged with racial slurs, the owner of the vehicle admitted he was responsible for the graffiti.
Police say “this admission led to a series of conversations between Riley County Police Department Director Brad Schoen and Riley County Attorney Barry Wilkerson. Director Schoen and County Attorney Wilkerson concluded that despite having filed a false report, the filing of criminal charges against (the car’s owner) for having done so would not be in the best interests of the citizens who comprise the Manhattan community.”
For his part, the Riley County Police Department says, the car’s owner “was genuinely remorseful and expressed sincere regret that his actions had resulted in the negative media attention.”
“I would like to deeply apologize to the community,” the car’s owner says. “The whole situation got out of hand when it shouldn’t have even started. It was just a Halloween prank that got out of hand. I wish I could go back to that night, but I can’t. I just want to apologize from the bottom of my heart for the pain and news I have brought you all.” (Read more from “Man Fesses up to Tagging Own Car With ‘Racist Graffiti'” HERE)