Anti-Gay Mechanic's Auto Shop Vandalized With 'I Love Nuts' Graffiti

by Jason St. Amand

National News Editor

Tuesday April 21, 2015

The owner of an auto shop in Michigan, who made headlines recently for telling local media he would refuse service to LGBT customers and even mess with their cars, has had his business vandalized with graffiti that reads, "I love (heart symbol) nuts."

Brian Klawiter, owner of Dieseltec auto shop in Grandville, Mich., sparked controversy on social media earlier this month after making anti-gay posts on Facebook where he said he'd refuse service to gay patrons.

According to MLive.com, someone spray painted the words overnight.

Klawiter wouldn't comment on the graffiti.

Since his remarks went viral, Klawiter has been hit with a backlash. A small protest stood outside his shop Saturday and the business owner said he has received death threats. Grandville Police Chief Dan Steere said Monday he had no intention of sending a police officer to Dieseltec, but he said police would keep an eye on the area with additional patrol. Steere also said Klawiter did not file any reports regarding death threats.

MLive reported that a man who identified as bisexual was so upset by Klawiter's Facebook post that tried to throw eggs at the auto shop. Another man with a German shepherd thwarted the man, however, and the bisexual man was briefly detained by police.