Racist graffiti was spray-painted on a car before it was destroyed by fire early this morning in the 2500 block of East Pine Street, police said.
The fire that destroyed the 1970 Cadillac Deville convertible is being investigated as a possible hate crime. There were no injuries.
The owner, who is African American, told KIRO-TV that he had no idea why the car was torched. Neighbors said they were shocked by the incident, but did not want to speak with the media.
The fire was reported just before 1 a.m., according to the Seattle Fire Department’s 911 log.
Damage was estimated at $20,000.