People who live at the Arbor Place Apartments are angry at vandals who left fake flyers around their complex.
The flyers claim apartment management will no longer rent to black people.
The fake flyers have now caught the attention of Fresno Police.
Employees also discovered several locks were glued shut.
The fake flyer which made its way onto social media sites, like Facebook and others, forced apartment management to spend most of the day defending itself from calls throughout the nation.
The fake flyer reads, "Due to the recent occurrence of criminal activity in our neighborhood, we regret to inform you that Arbor Place Apartments is no longer considering applications to rent from African American individuals for the time being."
13 year resident Mark Ritter says the claims are absurd.
Mark Ritter says, "I personally know all the managers and they've always been great with me and accommodated me on several occasions."
John Cardot says, "The problem is that the people are putting this stuff out don't realize how damaging this can be."
John Cardot represents the Arbor Place Apartment owners.
He says one of the reasons social media is so popular is comments are usually not generated by a false source, so the perception is what is written is the truth.
John Cardot says, "Unfortunately today there were many calls inquiring whether the posting on Facebook was true, not only did it take a lot of time by the employees, but there was a legitimate concern that not only would we loose tenants but potentially could be protests."
Apartment management believes the vandalism and fake flyer was done by someone they had to evict or someone who illegally parked on the property at a recent Fresno State game and their car was towed; either way Fresno Police say they are investigating it as vandalism and a hate crime.
Those who call the apartment home, hope Fresno Police catch the vandals responsible.
Damond House says, "They do what they do, that's not cool, you can't be doing bad like that in these good neighborhoods."
Management of the Arbor Place Apartments says the complex was built in the late 1960s and has always been a safe place to live for everyone.
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