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Police investigate hate crime in Cape Girardeau

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -

A Cape Girardeau man is the victim of what police are calling a hate crime.

A gay man living in Cape Girardeau had his house and car vandalized Monday night.

The front of his car was smashed in and the suspects wrote anti-gay slurs on his door.

And he says it's just one of many times he's been a victim because of his sexuality.

The frustration on Zackery Orsargos' face is visible.

He's lived with his partner in many parts of the country, and said he's never experienced anything like his first few months living in Cape.

He says he's been beaten up twice just walking home.

"From Miami Beach to Chicago to here, this is the first time anything like this has ever happened," Orsargos said.

Monday night around 10 o'clock Orsargos said he heard a loud bang, went outside and saw anti-gay slurs plastered on his front door with spray paint. His car was also bashed in the front.

"I was stunned. I don't understand. I don't understand why people do this to other people," he said.

Orsargos says he'll try to clean off his door and window Tuesday because he's embarrassed.

He says he never leaves the house because of the threat of being assaulted and threatened because of his sexuality.

"It's like being held hostage because you never know what to expect," he said.

The Cape Girardeau Police Department says no suspects are in custody as the investigation continues.

The department also says hate crimes are rare in Cape Girardeau, as they maybe get reports of one or two a year.

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