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Homophobic slur left on vandalized truck

12/07/2012 12:11 EST | Updated 02/06/2013 05:12 EST
A Corner Brook man discovered his truck had been vandalized, with a hateful slur left on the vehicle.

Jonathan Pearce, 24, was at work Thursday morning when customers began mentioning something amiss with a truck in the parking lot.

Pearce went outside to see what they were talking about.

It turns out a vandal had spray painted "#1 faggot" across the back and passenger side of his truck.

Pearce says that he has no idea who the person was.

"People have their opinions on other people and that's okay," he said. "That's the world we live in."

This is the second time this week Pearce's truck has been targeted.

Earlier this week, Pearce updated his Facebook status, stating that he was going to Memorial University's Grenfell Campus library.

"When I came out around 9, it had been egged," he said. "I didn't think that anybody would ever follow me anywhere to do something like that.

"I just passed it off as as random act."

Now Pearce believes it is the same person(s) responsible for both acts. However, he does not know who is responsible.

"I don't think it needs to go to this point, of destroying others' property," Pearce said.

Pearce said the RNC have told him they have little evidence and, without a witness, there isn't much that can be done to find the responsible parties at this point.

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