The family of Tim Benner was shocked after police showed them of a paint on their teen daughter, Ruby, 16 years old, that reads "Ni**a lover."
Tim Benner, the father of Ruby had thought the family was robbed after he reported a break-in. The furniture of the house was trashed, computers stolen and while he thought he had seen it all, the police called him inside the house three hours into the investigation to let him see his daughter wall that the intruder had painted and written on the wall "Ni*** lover"
Tim Benner who appeared shocked said;
I was pretty shaken up. I sat down on the bed and cried. I'm still in shock. It was a big decision to show [my daughters] this. This has to be brought out and brought forward to let my kids know this is not right.
Tim also believed that the perpetrators of the evil hurt know him or his family, but he understands what might happen to his daugther dating an African-American, and said he was prepared for such racism and hate-crimes.
Speaking about the incident, the boy in the middle of this, Jayden Hannigan, 15, while speaking about the trauma it had caused his girlfriend, Ruby, said;
Some nights, she's crying and I'm just trying to say it's all right. I just think to myself not everyone is racist or not everyone thinks of me different, or her, because she's dating a different colour.
Ruby adding to it said;
It's hard to think about, to imagine who would do this
Jayden's mom, Shannon Hannigan said;
He doesn't want to go to school. He doesn't want to go to hockey. He doesn't want to leave my house.
That's not fair to a kid who should be worried about what he's doing Friday night, what video game he wants to play. That's not Jayden. They've done something to his psyche. They've taken my innocent child and made him into something he's not. They've robbed my family.