Neighbors Outraged After Vandal Scratches Swastikas Into Parked Car On L.I.

GREAT NECK, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Nassau County Police are investigating swastikas on a 1998 Mercedes Benz parked at the Babylonian Jewish Center in Great Neck.

“This is not just an act of hatred. It’s an act of violence against Jews,” said Mayor Dan Levy of the Village of Saddle Rock. “It’s a symbol of many years of torture, killing, of eradication of human race and it goes beyond the violation of the car.”

Police say they believe the two swastikas were scratched into the car sometime between 4:30 p.m. Friday and 11:00 a.m. Saturday.

“It’s horrible. It’s horrible,” said Gloria Guerra. “Whoever did it should be disciplined.”

According to detectives, a 39-year-old male victim left the car parked last night before attending services and his 16-year-old son made the discovery. Rabbi Nir Shalom says the owner is unnerved, as is his congregation.

“He’s very religious and it hurts him,” he said. “Sometimes people, they harm other people and they don’t know who they are. They think they are an enemy.”

“We remain strong and that our community can grow as a result of this and become even stronger,” said Nathan Yadgar.

Detectives are urging anyone with any information on this to call police.

Please leave a comment below…

  • DanTe

    So did this Jew parked like any other Jew? Straddling the lines. Taking up multiple spots? Yes, this is racial. Jews can’t drive.




  • ProudJew

    This is a terrible hate crime Mike, do your research.

  • JewishGuy

    grow up? you should really look into the history of that disgusting symbol and maybe you would see how big a deal it really is.

  • JewishGuy

    Forget the mark, type in swastika into google and maybe you will remove your comment.

  • ProudJew

    The people that committed this crime are obviously cowards. They should show their faces and not hide behind this hate crime. I assure you that we jews will find these people and see to it that they are prosecuted to the full extent of the law. These people are disgusting cowards.

    • JewishGuy

      You are absolutely right. Helpless criminals.

  • Chainsaw

    People who have nothing seek to destroy what others have. Until they go to jail and all they have of value is their body and that’s up for grabs.

  • Don't care

    Who gives a flying f–k?!?!?

    • blank

      honestly nobody cares what you think so just keep it to yourself

      • blank

        i was talking to the person “don’t care”

    • ProudJew

      I do, we do and obviously you do cause you took the time for read this article and post your insensitive words. Maybe you should care.

  • Really get a life or shut the hell up

    Better yet, File a false insurance claim (like Larry Silverstein), and say that you saw some Aryan devil doing it, lie that should not bee to hard to do right?

  • Alexandra Ballantyne

    What a shame that some idiot will not know what it is to love and respect other people for what they are, and what they believe in.(GOD) So when a IDIOT feel’s they have to mark a car with hate WOW! they should get a life or I’m sure they do not know what life is about.

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