The nation's rash of emboldened racism continues with an incident Thursday evening in the Bayview. The SFPD sent out a release regarding the arrest of and charges against 33-year-old David Chacon of San Francisco, after a witness apparently saw him spray-painting both a racist epithet and a symbol on the wall of a business on the 1400 block of Egbert Street. "He then sprayed gold colored paint onto the hood of a parked Toyota pickup truck," according to the release.
The incident occurred at 4:15 p.m. Thursday, and Chacon was booked into SF County Jail just after 8 p.m. according to the Chronicle. Chacon has been charged with felony vandalism with a hate crime enhancement.
The SFPD has not elaborated on the nature of the epithet or symbol Chacon is accused of writing. He was being held on $78,000 bail, and it's unclear if he's been released on bail since then.
Police are saying that despite the arrest they would still appreciate any further information anyone may have. Other witnesses or those with knowledge of the case are asked to contact the San Francisco Police Tip Line at (415) 575-4444 or text a tip to TIP411 and begin the message with SFPD.
In related news, racist graffiti keeps appearing at a high school in San Ramon, the most recent targeting the Black Students Union.
Update: This can't be confirmed, but a tipster suggests that the suspect may be this David Chacon, a local artist with, uh, questionable taste. Stay tuned.