A family, who lives in El Monte, California, called police after they felt “discriminated against” when their neighbor allegedly made a racist remark as a yard sign and referred to them as “Chinese”.
According to investigations, one night while doing their usual routine walking the dogs, the two Filipino sisters saw a neighbor, who lives just a few houses away from them, putting up a sign on his fence.
William Alarcon, who allegedly posted the warning sign, said that he was not being racist with the message that he put up in his yard. Alarcon explained that he just wanted to address the two sisters who repeatedly left dog poop on his property and just wanted to send a message across.
According to Alarcon, another neighbor who is also Asian, is also having the same problem with the two sisters, as they allowed their dogs to poop on homeowner’s property without cleaning up after their dogs
“I spoke to one guy over there and he wasn’t upset,” Alarcon said. “He said, ‘OK, they do the same to me.’ He’s Asian and they do the same to him.”.
The two sisters allegedly dialed 911 to alert authorities because they felt assaulted when their neighbor referred to them as Chinese on his yard sign. One of the sisters said that she took out her phone and took a photo of the offensive sign in which she immediately sent an email with the “evidence” to the authorities.
Alexis and Rose Anne Yu said that they walk their two dogs every night and they usually take their dogs up and down the block a few times or around their neighborhood.
They were shocked when they read the sign as it referred to them as Chinese.
The sign read: “Chinese, keep your dogs off my grass.” and in the upper right-hand corner of the sign read: “Respect your neighbors.”
Police officers who responded to the scene, tried to bring about a solution to the neighbors and then later agreed to having the sign removed.