NAACP: full investigation of vandalism needed

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GIBSONVILLE, N.C. - The North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP is calling for a full investigation into the vandalism of a Caswell county business that they are calling racially motivated.

Ernest Pinnix discovered on Tuesday that his tow truck was vandalized and the front wall of his auto repair shop had been spray painted with the words, "monument is coming back."

Pinnix has been a vocal opponent to the replacement of a Confederate soldier monument in downtown Reidsville, which was knocked down by a car in 2011.

Pinnix said the statue does not need to be on the most prominent piece of property in the city.

The front windows of Pinnix’s business were also painted with letters that spelled "F... Obama."

The Burlington Times News reported that the Caswell County Sheriff’s Office contacted the FBI and the Secret Service due to the mention of the President.

Pinnex said that he has not spoken to the FBI or the Secret Service but said that the Caswell County Sheriff's Office has done an excellent job of investigating this incident.

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, President of the North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP and a legal team will visit Mr. Pinnix's shop on Tuesday, May 29.

A press conference is scheduled following the visit.