Detroit man fears he'll be attacked again after van vandalized - FOX13 News, WHBQ FOX 13

Detroit man fears he'll be attacked again after van vandalized

Posted: Updated:
DETROIT (WJBK) -

Shafik Shoaib doesn't see it as some sort of prank.  He's been the victim of violence before, and he believes this is how it starts.

"I wish I could move from here," he said.

Shoaib is terrified.  He woke up Monday to find his van vandalized.  The attack happened early Monday morning.  Some of the drawings are so vulgar they can't be shown on television.

"Someone [does] this and what's [the] next step."

Shoaib is well aware how bad this could get.  In 2006, he was brutally beaten outside his Detroit home by a group of men, who he says were yelling racial slurs.  The alleged ring leader has since been charged with a crime and left the neighborhood.

"I got stitches in my head.  I got my knees almost broken.  I had to use crutches for about two months."

Now six years later Shoaib fears it could happen again.  He believes the vandalism is the work of another neighbor, but since there is no proof, we won't identify them.

"Three of them [were] yelling ... calling us names.  Calling me a [expletive]."

"I feel bad for him because he's a pretty good guy.  He doesn't bother [anyone]," remarked Archie Skursha, who lives across the street.

He said his daughter saw a little girl playing with white spray paint the day the van was tagged.

Shoaib reported it to police, and he's hoping whoever is behind it stops.  Meanwhile, he says he will be documenting everything that happens from this point on and, if necessary, getting a personal protection order.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Sunday's storm captured by Fox 2 viewers

    Sunday's storm captured by Fox 2 viewers

    Sunday, July 27 2014 11:48 PM EDT2014-07-28 03:48:38 GMT
    We have more video of the storm and storm damage from across southeast Michigan. It's Fox 2 viewer pics and video that you sent to us.
    We have more video of the storm and storm damage from across southeast Michigan. It's Fox 2 viewer pics and video that you sent to us.
  • Storm damage in Oakland and Macomb counties

    Storm damage in Oakland and Macomb counties

    Sunday, July 27 2014 11:26 PM EDT2014-07-28 03:26:48 GMT
    Damage was reported across Metro Detroit Sunday after severe storms moved across our area. About 200,000 customers lost power in the hail, heavy rain, strong winds, localized flooding and thunder and lightning.
    Damage was reported across Metro Detroit Sunday after severe storms moved across our area. About 200,000 customers lost power in the hail, heavy rain, strong winds, localized flooding and thunder and lightning.
  • Person of interest sought in April Millsap murder

    Person of interest sought in April Millsap murder

    Sunday, July 27 2014 7:57 PM EDT2014-07-27 23:57:45 GMT
    We now know more about who police are looking for in the murder of April Millsap, 14, of Armada. Sunday, police released a sketch of a person of interest in the unsolved case.
    We now know more about who police are looking for in the murder of April Millsap, 14, of Armada. Sunday, police released a sketch of a person of interest in the unsolved case.
Powered by WorldNow

WHBQ-TV | Fox 13
485 S. Highland St.
Memphis, TN 38111

Main Station: (901) 320-1313
Newsroom: (901) 320-1340

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices