ROCKDALE COUNTY, Ga. -- A weekend fire at a Rockdale County business may have been intentionally set.
The blaze broke out Saturday at around 3 a.m., at Cable Broadband Telecommunications in the 1600 block of General Arts Road.
Responding Rockdale County Sheriff's deputies said the front of the building and three vehicles were on fire. One deputy noticed a racial slur sprayed painted on the building's front garage door.
Officials ran the tag on an untouched van found outside the building and called its owner, who then called the business owner, Christopher Thomas.
Thomas, a former Marine, said "This is not the America I fought for," when he was told about the racist graffiti. He told deputies business had been slow and he'd recently laid off several workers. Police are investigating the fire as a possible arson.