A California woman is accused of penning racist letters targeting Asian
Americans, asking them to move out of one suburb, according to a report.
Nancy Arechiga, 52, allegedly left at least five of the handwritten
letters on homes and other locations in San Leandro, which is a suburb
In one letter, Arechiga wrote to foreign-born residents, saying, “You,
because we consider you’re a stranger, one bad person for this country,
leave, go far away, go back to your country, the place you belong.
One resident, who only wanted to be identified as Trinh, said her family found a letter both at their home and a nearby park.
“It was shocking and the whole family was really shaken up at it. I
can’t comprehend hatefulness reading this letter sent chills down my
spine,” she said.
Footage from a Ring doorbell camera allegedly caught Arechiga posting one of the notes on a home.
Within hours, police located her still in the area with a backpack that contained more letters.
Arechiga was arrested and booked into Alameda County’s Santa Rita Jail in Dublin