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Ethnic intimidation in Spring Lake

Mark Brooky • Jul 21, 2015 at 11:31 AM

Sgt. Curt Theune of the Spring Lake/Ferrysburg Police Department said he talked to the witness and the restaurant's owner, Bob Chan, who was unaware of the eggs on his building. However, Chan told Theune that he had received a phone call from a blocked number earlier that day, and the caller used a racial slur and said, "We want you out of there."

Chan said he also received three phone calls within five minutes on Tuesday, but was unable to understand the caller who was yelling into the phone. Chan said the phone calls have been an ongoing issue for at least a year.

Theune said the two boys were later located and admitted to the egg throwing. One of the boys was cooperative, Theune said, but the other was not and had to be handcuffed.

One of the teens' parents later picked up the boys and took them to the restaurant to clean up the egg mess. The cost of cleaning up the eggs was estimated at $100, police said.

Juvenile petitions will be submitted to the Ottawa County Probation Department, Theune added.

More details on this story will be published in Friday's Tribune.

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