Hanover County, VA—More than one dozen Mechanicsville residents woke up Sunday to find a message left in their driveways by the Ku Klux Klan overnight.
Flyers printed with images of a hooded figure and the words "The KKK Wants You!" were left at the end of some residents' driveways. The flyers say neighbors can "sleep in peace knowing the Klan is on the prowl."
Neighborhood resident Theodore Olson collected a handful of the flyers from driveways along his street, and kept them in the plastic bags they were cased within before calling police.
"If something happens to my neighbor the next day, I want to be able to give something to the forensic people to follow up on," explained Olson.
Police told Olson since the group didn't break the law, there was nothing they could do.
Other residents say they were shocked to find the flyers at their homes, and scared about the Klan being on the "prowl."
"The note we got looked a little smaller than a 3X5 card, with a cross on it and a hooded figure on it…[it] was dropped off right at the end of our driveway," Alex Markey told us. ""These people are out to harm people. More than harm. More than beat up, more than jump. They're out to kill them for no other reason than their race."
Theodore Olso views the situation as an opportunity to look out for the folks next door, and to preserve a sense of safety in his neighborhood.
"I'm not going to stand by while someone intimidates someone else, you know. It's no different than my grandmother being bullied."
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