Florida Man faces 30 years to destroy an Asian-American family car and send a threatening message as a squirrel

A man in Daytona Beach, Florida, faces up to 30 years in prison this week after being convicted of destroying a vehicle owned by an Asian-American family with a racial slur.

What he did: Kyle Christiansen, 34, spray-painted two family cars and nailed the driveway on July 29, 2020.

  • The cars parked at New Marna Beach’s parents’ house were a black pickup truck owned by a male family and a gray Honda sedan owned by his sister-in-law.

  • They have been tampered with with the words “Die G ** kRat” and “G ** kRetardRat”. News Daytona Beach..

  • Damages are reportedly over $ 5,000. Christiansen, who is currently detained in Volusia Sheriff’s office, was arrested in September 2020. WFTV..

  • Christiansen was convicted of two charges of criminal mischief with the enhancement of hate crimes. From three felony charges, each punished up to five years, to two felony charges, each punished up to 15 years.

What the family is saying: On July 24, 2020, five days before the vandalism, the victim’s male wife received a message on Facebook targeting her family with a slur and mentioning Vietnamese people. Daytona Beach News-Journal..

  • The message came from a photo of a squirrel and an account named “Pine Cone”. It said the family needed to die from rodenticide.

  • The woman, a dentist, identified Christiansen as a new patient who went to her office the day before she received a racist message. She believes Christiansen was expecting a white doctor because her surname is not Asian.

  • The woman claimed that Christiansen was rude to her and her assistant. And they broke with tears.

  • “He continued to say that this office wasn’t what it looked like, and he would never expand it, and that was it,” the woman said, and Christiansen might have been worried about the treatment. I added that I couldn’t.

  • The investigation revealed that “pine cones” also sent a message to the Philippine Immigration Department in May and September 2020. Facebook users said they were planning to stab the first Filipinos they saw in retaliation for their allegedly abused brothers during their visit. To the Philippines.

Christiansen will be sentenced on July 13.

Featured images by Volusia County Branch Jail (left) and New Smyrna Beach Police (right)

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