Cops determine ‘upset’ male who allegedly told Asian female to ‘return where she came from’ before damaging her cars and truck in Portland – WCSH-WLBZ

16March 2021

The female victim told authorities she has previously seen the suspect, now recognized as Troy Sprague, frequently walking on Forest Ave.

PORTLAND, Maine– Portland Cops were able to quickly recognize the guy who had actually reportedly bugged a woman and damaged her car due to the fact that of her race on Monday in Portland.

That male, Troy Sprague, age 47, is a Portland homeless guy and is now dealing with a charge of criminal mischief.

According to police, the 38-year-old victim, who is Asian, reported that around 2 p.m. on Monday, she and her kids were being in her car in the location of 471 Forest Ave. when an “agitated” male, described as a white guy in his 40s, made eye contact with her and began chewing out her to “go back to where she came from.”

Cops state the female tried to move her automobile to develop range between her and think, however Sprague kicked her chauffeur side mirror, snapping it from its bracket and piercing a large hole in the frame.

“To be the target of such a racist and hate-induced criminal offense cuts straight versus whatever we mean in the city of Portland,”Chief Frank Clark said. “Our detectives will be working diligently to identify this offender and bring justice to this victim.”

Portland authorities are examining the incident as a hate crime and stated they will collaborate with the Maine Chief law officer’s Office on the examination.

If anyone has any info that might help Portland Police

solve this criminal offense, please call(207 )874-8575. To provide information anonymously, neighborhood members might call us by text, internet, or

  • phone. Confidential phone suggestions can be left on the Department’s Criminal activity Pointer line: 207-874-8584.
  • Smart phone users can text the keyword “PPDME” plus their message to 847411 (TIP411).


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