Traffic sign altered to display hateful threat in Orlando community

Police are investigating the alteration of a traffic sign in an Orlando community this week that showed a hateful threat.

On Wednesday, May 17, at approximately 3:54 a.m., Orlando Police Department officers responded to a call regarding a suspicious incident in the area of Lake Nona Boulevard and Nemours Parkway in Lake Nona.

Upon arrival, police discovered a traffic sign that appeared to have been tampered with. The sign displayed a message to “KILL ALL GAYS.”

On Wednesday, multiple elected officials took to social media to condemn the message, which was reported by passing motorists.

“Hate has no place in Orlando and this disgusting display is not who we are as a community,” said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer about the incident. “To Orlando’s LGBTQ+ residents and visitors: you are respected and valued here. And we won’t be deterred in our efforts to ensure that our city is inclusive for all.”

No additional information regarding the incident was provided, and OPD representatives say they are currently investigating the matter.

If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact the Orlando Police Department at 321-235-5300.

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