The Oct. 9 news article “ Black foster teen mistaken as burglar” was misleading. The town of Fuquay-Varina posted a thorough account of the situation on the town’s website.
The young man was 18. He entered the house leaving the garage open and door cracked open – things a person would do if he wanted to get in and out quickly. Instead of providing respectful responses to the officers’ questions, the young man became belligerent and aggressive.
It is commendable that the officers tried to talk the young man out of his tirade and resorted to pepper spray only when the man continued to escalate.
Kenny Dunn, Fuquay-Varina