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Update: Chili family wakes up to offensive graffiti on home, cars
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Update: Chili family wakes up to offensive graffiti on home, cars

A family in Chili who was shocked and disturbed to find offensive graffiti spray painted on their home and cars is now thanking a Good Samaritan who called News 10NBC to help. That Good Samaritan is Barry Burke.

Burke is a teacher in Rochester but during the summer he works at Protech Exterior Services in Avon and when he and his co-workers heard about what happened to the Chili family, they wanted to do something to help.

Today Burke volunteered on his own time and for free to power wash the family's entire home. Along with the graffiti the home also got egged and the power washing was able to get rid all of the residue.

Burke also power washed the garage where a phallic symbol and the “n-word” had been written. While power washing alone won't get rid of it all, Burke is also volunteering to repaint the garage.

The homeowner told News 10NBC that Burke is an angel sent from God.

Burke just says he's a Rochester resident who values diversity and hates to see something like this happen to good people. “Our prayers are with his family. I couldn't imagine. It had to be a very traumatic experience but I guess you also have to keep in your prayers the people that did this. Obviously they're very troubled and even ignorant people need prayers.”

An entire power washing job and painting would probably cost around $300 normally but Burke and Protech Exterior Services did it all for free and by Wednesday, all remnants of this disturbing prank will be gone.

The homeowners say they are impressed with how much support people are showing them and how many people volunteered to help.

 

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