A customer of the Home Depot in North Wilmington that made the news earlier this week after a customer found a noose tied on the end of a spool of rope.
The customer told police that he tied the rope for work purposes.
A manager at the store also told police that he received threatening phone calls from two women and one man yelling at him and calling him a racist.
Here's the full statement from Delaware State Police:
"The Delaware State Police is currently conducting an active and ongoing investigation where a noose was found in the rope aisle of a Home Depot located at 3600 Miller Road, Wilmington. Today, Wednesday, July 17, 2019, A customer came forward and advised responsibility for the noose. The customer was in Home Depot one day last week shopping for ropes and simply tied the rope. The customer is currently building a pergola/canopy for a customer who requested different type of "rope knots" as decoration. The customer advised it was done strictly for work purposes and there's no racial motive behind the rope.
On Monday, July 15, 2019 at approximately 9:18 a.m., Troopers were dispatched to Home Depot at 3616 Miller Road, Wilmington in reference to a terroristic threatening complaint. A store manager was contacted for threatening phone calls received on July 14, 2019 while at work two by females and one by a male calling him a racist cursing at him.
The manager stated that on Friday, July 12, 2019 around 6:30 p.m. he was called to Aisle 10(rope aisle) to help a customer. The manager stated he was finishing something up quick so he had another employee go see if he could help. The manager stated that he heard two woman screaming his name he ran there quickly and stated that he was getting cursed at because someone tied a noose into a rope spool. The manager stated he apologized and cut it down right away. The manager stated that he continued to get yelled at and gave the woman the name of the district manager they can contact."