Caught on camera: Man writes racial slur on garage door of young, SF tech entrepreneur

SAN FRANCISCO, Cali. (KRON) —  A Chinese-American tech entrepreneur, and his family, recently woke up to find some disturbing graffiti scrawled on their garage door in San Francisco’s Duboce Triangle.

Someone had written an obscenity and an anti-Asian slur. The whole thing was captured on surveillance video.

In the video, you can see a white man with a beard, wearing a baseball hat and hooded sweatshirt, take out a marker and deface the property. This happened at about 3:30 a.m. Saturday morning.

The man then picks up a bag or a backpack and calmly walks away. Police said they are investigating the incident as a hate crime. The victim, Justin Kan might look familiar to some.

He founded and live streamed his life on the Internet back in 2007. More recently, he sold his startup ‘Twitch to Amazon for close to a billion dollars.

He said neither he or his family members have ever seen the man in the video. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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