Man Who Wants All-White Town Victim of ... Racism?

After Craig Leith finds out he's part-black, his house is graffitied
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 21, 2013 7:25 AM CST
In this Aug. 26, 2013 file photo Craig Cobb stands in an empty lot he owns on Main Street in Leith, N.D.   (AP Photo/Kevin Cederstrom, File)
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(Newser) – Could white supremacist Craig Cobb have finally gotten a taste of his own medicine? As previously reported, Cobb found himself in jail after setting off on a gun-toting neighborhood patrol of Leith, ND, over the weekend, and the Los Angeles Times reports there is "more to the story." It seems that after learning, via DNA test, that he is 14% black, Cobb found himself on the receiving end of some racist graffiti, allegedly scrawled on his house by a former ally. The message spray-painted: "'BACK IN BLACK."

And, as the local prosecutor explains, the individual believed to be behind the act is "not an AC/DC fan." Cobb and the unidentified man apparently had a "falling out" the day Cobb's DNA results were revealed. The attorney says the perpetrator is a fellow supremacist who was "not real mentally stable" and left town the same day; the attorney thinks the graffiti may have fueled Cobb's armed patrol. An investigation into the graffiti continues, while Cobb continues to be held without bail. (Read more Craig Cobb stories.)

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