Kaitlyn Alanis, Wichita Eagle
A man who defaced his own car with racist graffiti and filed a false police report to Riley County Police Department will not face charges because “having done so would not be in the best interests of the citizens who comprise the Manhattan community.”
Dauntarius Williams, 21, of Manhattan, “was genuinely remorseful and expressed sincere regret” of the negative media attention received as a result of his actions, Riley County Police Department said in a Nov. 6 release.
Riley County Police Department had brought the Federal Bureau of Investigation into the case after it was first reported on Nov. 1. The parked vehicle — which was Williams’ own car—was covered in graffiti, including racist slurs and a threat.
In the release, Williams issued an apology, and he said the racist graffiti was meant to be a Halloween prank.