Possible Hate Crime in Syracuse Worries Gay Community

Syracuse, NY – Syracuse police are investigating a possible hate crime.

Detectives say a derogatory term was spray painted on a gay couples home.

The men called police yesterday after discovering the word scrawled across their front door.

Albert Sharp says he and his partner have lived on the city's North side for over two years without incident.

He says while graffiti is a problem in his neighborhood, this is the first direct attack on his home.

Sharp says he and his partner are openly gay and live a private, quiet life.

He says he is now worried about being the target of anti-gay violence.