‘KKK Wants You To Burn’: Kentucky Man Arrested After Pouring Gas on Hispanic Neighbor’s Home, Shouting Racial Epithets
A Kentucky man has been arrested for threatening and harassing his Hispanic neighbors.
Police say 51-year-old Douglas Poynter drew slurs on the family’s fence, shouted racist epithets at them, threatened them with a gun, poured gasoline on their house, and threatened to set it on fire.
According to the arrest warrant, problems started nearly a week ago when Jesus Alamo discovered that Poynter had written “KKK wants you to burn” on the side of their fence.
Poynter also reportedly set up a cross in his own yard that said “burn.”
When the family asked him why he had done that he reportedly shouted, “F*ck you! F*ck all you immigrants!”
“He started threatening me and said ‘the first chance I get, you’re mine. I’m going to shoot you,’” Alamo recalled. “Then he started pointing his shotgun out of the window.”
Poynter reportedly took a swing at Alamo, who was holding his 22-month-old son, and his 9-year-old daughter called the police.
Poynter then went into the house and got his shotgun and aimed it at the man holding the baby.
When police arrived, they merely determined Poynter was drunk and did not arrest him.
The following day, the family woke up to the smell of gasoline and found that Poynter had poured gas all over their entrances and parts of their property.
After they called the police, Poynter reportedly stood on his property pointing a shotgun and saying, “Sooner or later, you’re gonna die. You and your family.”
Police arrived and arrested Poynter at gunpoint.
Poynter is charged with criminal trespassing, attempted arson, terroristic threatening, wanton endangerment, harassment, and menacing.
He has since been released on $10,000 bond.