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Business owner closes store due to racially charged graffiti


Last updated 6/3/2019 at Noon

Graffiti left on a business in Edmonds.

Edmonds police are looking for a suspect who they say used racially charged graffiti to target a business owner who had applied for a permit to operate a U-Haul business on site.

The owner, Jawahar (Jay) Lal, closed Woodway Market after the incident at his store in the 23600 block of 100th Avenue West.

On May 28, Lal called 911 to report property damage, likely stemming from recent neighborhood dissent over the U-Haul business, said Sgt. Josh McClure.

The owner had applied for permits to bring the moving truck rental service onto the property. According to Lal, this was met by resistance...

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