WARREN - The inside of a southeast side home was riddled with "Aryan Nation" spray-painted signs and slurs after being burglarized Saturday, police said.
Gary L. Richburg, 35, walked into his 1322 Meadowbrook Ave. S.E. home at about 1 a.m. Sunday and said he saw a pile of items inside his house. When he looked around his house, he noticed racial slurs and what he called ''Aryan Nation'' signs covering his walls, floors and ceilings.
Warren public information officer Jeff Cole said detectives are investigating the case, identifying the suspect.
''I've only seen stuff like that on TV,'' Richburg said. ''I didn't realize people do things like that. Maybe I'm naive.''
Richburg declined to provide other details other than saying, ''It's the worst kind of stuff. Aryan Nation kind of stuff.''
He said he came home from work and noticed the pile on the steps inside the home's side door and called police because he was unsure if anyone was still inside.
Officers discovered someone broke into the home by prying a locked back door open, reports state. The door was partially concealed by a privacy fence, officers noted.
Every room in the house was ransacked. A laptop and desktop computer, as well as a mid-sized gray safe, were reported stolen.
Reports state someone used black spray paint to write ''racial obscenities'' in every room on the home's first and second floors, including ceilings and floors.
Richburg said he hasn't encountered racism in his neighborhood, and said he has a good rapport with his neighbors.
He said he and roommate Vernon L. Turner, 33, who was out of town during the weekend, were trying to figure out why their home was targeted.
''I'm not really sure why this happened,'' Richburg said. ''I was trying to think if I had any problems with anyone. I haven't really figured out if it was something where someone was being stupid or if it was really racially motivated.''
Richburg said he grabbed clothes for work and left for another residence. He hasn't been back and has no plans to return to his home.
''I don't think I can go back to it, even to stay there,'' he said. ''That's a scary feeling to walk in and see something like that.''