MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) -- A central Tennessee man awoke to find a swastika and the letters KKK drawn on his front door, as well as a pornographic picture with same markings placed on a stool on his porch.
Rutherford County Sheriff's Detective Randy Groce is investigating who vandalized 32-year-old Michael Varnell's home outside of Murfreesboro on Wednesday.
Varnell told The Daily News Journal (http://on.dnj.com/19LB56E) seeing the marks surprised and upset him and his family, who have lived in the area for about 12 years.
Varnell says one of two things could have motivated the markings -- his son's struggle with autism or that his brother-in-law is black and someone may have objected to that.
Varnell also says it could have been just a random act.
Groce declined to speculate on a motive.