DALWORTHINGTON GARDENS - Samir Alfaleh, the owner of the Middle Eastern restaurant Narah Cafe, returned to work last Thursday morning to find racial slurs.
"Ragheads over there," the spray paint read.
Alfaleh pointed out the offensive language scrawled across his restaurant. Even the "N" word was used.
Graffiti smeared on the seven-year-old building it took a lifetime to buy.
"What upset me more is, I worked all my life for this," Alfaleh said. "I mean, I've been [a] U.S. citizen of this country for so many years, and I started as a bus boy."
Alfaleh said the vandals even spray painted his vehicle, parked out front.
His surveillance cameras were not working. So fear set in as he pointed out a Spanish word written on the cafe.
"'Muerte' means death, and I take it as a threat," Alfaleh said "This not something I take lightly."
The police chief of Dalworthington Gardens agreed.
"We are looking and not ruling out anything, whether it be kids fooling around, or whether it be ex-employees, or even somebody that didn't like them and is actually creating a hate crime," said Chief Bill Waybourn.
Grand Prairie and Arlington police also report offensive graffiti painted on cars and homes.
"In Arlington, there were anti-gay remarks," he said.
Waybourn believes the criminal mischief is related, as there were similar designs painted at all three locations.