Rapper Meek Mill calls on fans to help him track down white man who spray-painted racist comments on his grandmother’s house in Philadelphia
- A man was caught spray-painting racist remarks on several properties Monday
- The suspect vandalized the home of rapper Meek Mill’s grandmother and aunt
- ‘Don’t let us catch you coward’, Mill later wrote on social media
- Police released footage of the suspect at large in a South Philadelphia suburb
Footage shows the moment a man spray-painted racist remarks on the home of Meek Mill’s grandmother in Philadelphia.
The suspect targeted multiple locations in South Philadelphia, spray-painting ‘ACORN’ and ‘ACORN pals’ on the walls of several properties.
The incident happened between 10.30 pm and 11.30 pm on December 17.
The suspect (pictured) targeted multiple locations in South Philadelphia on Monday night
Philadelphia-based rapper Meek Mill went on social media Tuesday to say his grandmother and aunt live in one of the homes that was vandalized.
He wrote: ‘A white man sprayed a racial remarks on my Grandmom’s house last night in south philly referencing white Privileged…. the crazy part is this was a all black neighborhood 20 years ago It was gentrified and now this!
‘Just don’t let us catch you coward’.
Neighborhood surveillance cameras captured the suspect in the 700 block of South 18th Street, the 1800 block of Bainbridge Street, and the 1000 block of South 18th Street.
The suspect was last seen on South 18th Street crossing Washington Avenue.
Mill’s aunt Juanita Walker said she not think the family was specifically targeted.
She claimed that their home wasn’t the only place vandalized near where she lives.
Rapper Meek Mill (pictured) called the suspect who vandalized his grandmother’s home a coward
She told 6ABC: ‘I didn’t know why somebody did that. I went down to talk to somebody else and the same thing was on their wall.
‘So it’s all the way down to Washington Avenue, every corner house,’ Walker said.
Walker said that she wanted the person caught and forced to pay for the cleanup operation in the neighborhood.
The suspect is seen walking down a street and spray-painting the word ‘ACORN’ and ‘ACORN pals’ on the walls of several properties
He is seen here spray-painting a wall at the 700 block of South 18th Street in Philadelphia
Meek’s family hope the suspect is caught and pays for the damage he did at several homes
Police are not saying if the word ‘acorn’ spray-painted on the home has any racist connotation.
Mill embarked on his music career as a battle rapper and later formed a short-lived rap group called The Bloodhoundz.
His debut album was released in 2012 under MMG and Warner Bros. The album, preceded by the lead single ‘Amen’ debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200.