Police are trying to finding a white man who left KKK garb at a store owned by a black woman in Redmond, Washington, on Wednesday.
The items were left at Rags to Riches Consignment, which is owned by Leona Coakley-Spring.
Redmond police said in a news release: ‘An employee and the store owner reported that he came into the store and offered to sell some clothes.
‘The store purchased some articles from the customer.
‘After exhibiting some suspicious behavior, the man left the store and the staff noted that he left another bag behind.’
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Incident: A white man apparently left KKK garb at a store owned by Leona Coakley-Spring this week. She has said: ‘This is just so horrific, it makes me walk around all paranoid’
Embrace: Leona Coakley-Spring is seen with her son, Shane Coakley
They continued: ‘After looking through it, they found a white robe, white hood with eye holes, and a loose rope, all of which appeared to be items similar to those worn by the Ku Klux Klan.’
66-year-old store owner Leona Coakley-Spring told the Seattle Times: ‘The guy was so nice.
‘I thought, “Oh, it’s a priest robe. I’m sure he didn’t mean to leave a priest robe.”
‘Then I saw the hood, and the hood had two eyes cut out, and then it came to me: He’s from a hate group, and he wanted me to open that bag in front of him.’
She told the newspaper: ‘Last night, I hardly slept.
‘This is just so horrific, it makes me walk around all paranoid.’
Her son Shane Coakley told Q13: ‘We close the store, they would win.
‘And I don’t wanna give them any satisfaction.’
Redmond police have released a sketch of the suspect (left). Shane Coakley took a photograph of the items left at the consignment store (right)
Small business: The items were left at Rags to Riches Consignment in Redmond, Washington
Redmond police said: ‘We have determined the robe has two patches on the back that resemble the “Blood Drop” symbol associated with the “KKK”.’
Police spokeswoman Becky Range told the Seattle Times: ‘We don’t know exactly what’s happening.
‘What we really want to do is interview this man.’
Redmond police said the suspect is ‘A white male, mid-20s, brown hair, 5’10” with an athletic/stocky build.’
Police did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment from DailyMail.com.