3-Foot N-Word Burned Into Man's Front Lawn Vandals apparently used chemicals By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff Posted Sep 1, 2015 2:48 PM CDT 156 comments Comments Stock image (Shutterstock) (Newser) – A Florida man is fuming after finding the n-word on his front lawn. The 3-foot letters were chemically burned onto the grass, WESH reports, and Courtney Gordon says people slow down as they drive by his house to read the word. "I feel like this is a threat to me and my family," he says. "I have a feeling of who done it. It's like a group of them, and I leave them to God. I'm a big guy, so they're not gonna come to me and say that. They did it like the way they did it, behind my back and at night." Gordon is getting the lawn re-sodded, and says he'll make sure his surveillance camera is turned on at all times. Police are investigating, but authorities told him it will be difficult to nab a perpetrator unless he or she actually confesses.