"Rapist" Written on Exonerated Cheyenne Man's Car

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 "Rapist" Written on Exonerated Cheyenne Man's Car

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A Cheyenne man exonerated in a 1989 rape is facing more challenges.

A car donated to Andrew J. Johnson was found vandalized Thursday morning. The word "rapist" was written on it and holes were poked through the tires.

Johnson told the Wyoming Tribune Eagle that someone also threw eggs at his ex-wife's house and left a brick with a racial slur on it referring to their interracial relationship. Johnson is black and his ex-wife is white.

Johnson was freed after serving 23 years in prison this year but has been struggling with a lack of money and computer skills. Until getting the donated car, he had to walk everywhere despite arthritis.

The 63-year-old recently got a job but says "every time I get a step ahead, I get knocked back."

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