Alysa Evans woke up Monday morning to find “FAG” written on her apartment wall in Poteet, a small town about 30 miles south of San Antonio.
Evans told KENS 5 that her fiancée was just getting off her first shift and she went outside to smoke a cigarette when she and her 2-year-old son saw the anti-gay slur.
She called police to report it, but they are not investigating it as a hate crime because it was written in chalk and didn’t cause any damage. Instead they are investigating it as vandalism.
“Police came out and they said if I can find something more original or catch it in the process, then they can do something about it,” Evans said.
The apartment complex’s maintenance workers later washed off the slur.
“Great job on your artwork,” Evans said. “Could have been a little more creative. Because I know I’m a fag. But great job. My 2-year-old applauded you.”
Evans said that while some people are targeting her family out of hate, she and her fiancée will always teach their son to love.
“We’re raising him in a home that loves no matter what,” she said.
Watch KENS 5’s report below.