Police investigate ethnic intimidation case in Taylor; couple receives death threats

Interracial Taylor couple receives several death threats at their home


TAYLOR, Mich. – It's a crime one would rather not believe is happening in this country now.

A Taylor couple has been haunted, stalked and teased by someone in their neighborhood near Telegraph and Ecorse roads. Police are calling it ethnic intimidation as an investigation is ongoing.

The couple is engaged to be married soon. However, someone does not want to let that happen because the groom is black and the bride is white.

Suspects went to the couple's home and wrote on the door, "N-word lover" and "I'm gonna hang that n-word."

Moreover, a noose was left at the home and "deadman" was written on the front window along with "we gonna kill you."

Police said the couple also received death threats on Tuesday night. The man said someone called his phone and said, "You're a dead n-word."

Local 4 spoke with the woman's mother, who did not want to be identified in this story due to safety concerns.

"He was so upset," she said. "I didn't think people did that this day in age."

The couple gave police information about who they think would do such a thing. However, no arrests have been made.

Meanwhile, the couple feels this is a true example of down-right racism. Yet, they're not letting that stop them from getting married.

"It doesn't matter what color you are as long as you are happy."

Police say no fingerprints were left. Investigators are counting on the public's help in solving the case.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Taylor Police Department at 734-287-6611.