CBS Los Angeles is reporting this morning that a local man said he saw what he thought was suspicious activity at the home of Syed Farook in Redlands, Calif., but didn’t report it because he was worried about getting called a racist:

From CBS Los Angeles:

Neighbors in Redlands were shocked that the suspects had ties to their area.

“I was in awe that it was happening four houses down from my property,” one neighbor said.

A man who has been working in the area said he noticed a half-dozen Middle Eastern men in the area in recent weeks, but decided not to report anything since he did not wish to racially profile those people.

“We sat around lunch thinking, ‘What were they doing around the neighborhood?’” he said.  “We’d see them leave where they’re raiding the apartment.”

As they say, whoa — if true.

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