MU student claims he can't remember racist graffiti

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Campus police say an 18-year-old University of Missouri student suspected of spray-painting racist graffiti told an officer he was drunk at the time and can’t remember the incident.

A racial slur was discovered Saturday morning on a sculpture outside Hatch Hall, a residence hall on the Columbia campus. The student lives in Hatch and was arrested Saturday night.

Campus police said surveillance cameras caught the student in the act.

He was arrested on suspicion of second-degree felony property damage. No formal charges had been filed as of Monday night.

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