‘Hate cops? The next time you need help call a crackhead,’ Indiana billboard says Tobias Salinger NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Thursday, July 21, 2016, 9:12 PM An Indiana billboard reading, “Hate Cops? The next time you need help call a crackhead” has drawn notice far beyond downtown Muncie. A Muncie resident named Megan Thomas posted a Facebook image of the electronic message she said was running for at least a few hours on Saturday. She called the message “outrageously offensive” and “covertly racist” in a post that had been shared over 1,300 times by Thursday night. Hometown Outdoor Advertising owner Gary Dragoo said he simply meant to show support for police in light of “current events.” Dragoo changed the sign over a liquor store to read “Love respect support law enforcement” instead. New Mexico restaurant under fire for 'Black Olives Matter' sign “Our heart was in the place of supporting law enforcement,” Dragoo said. “A generation has lost respect for law enforcement.” This billboard in Muncie, Ind., drew notice after a local resident posted this picture to Facebook, calling it offensive and racist. (Megan Thomas via facebook) He said he decided to alter his message after learning that the liquor store in the city roughly 65 miles northeast of Indianapolis was receiving complaints from customers. Dragoo posted the original message the day before two officers and a sheriff's deputy in Baton Rouge, La., died in a shooting and weeks after five officers in Dallas were killed in an ambush.