Police said the Plainview widower was on his way to synagogue when he spotted the vandalized homemade treasure toppled and trashed on his front lawn.
The victim said that the beating happened during the day in his apartment building. On Tuesday night, the attack was being investigated as a possible hate crime.
Ana Sol Bautista, of Hempstead, said the note read, “This is America, speak englese idiota.”
Elliot Morales, 33, pleaded not guilty to murder as a hate crime in the fatal shooting of 32-year-old Mark Carson.
Authorities in Elizabeth, N.J. are investigating a possible hate crime after vandals hit the New Hope Memorial Baptist Church daycare building and two church vans with graffiti.
Fordham University is trying to get to the bottom of a series of alleged hate crimes. The most recent incident involved a racial slur discovered by a janitor in a bathroom in Goupil Hall on the Bronx campus.
On Monday, a message was written in a women’s bathroom saying that on Feb. 7, homosexuals “will die.”
Burton Radish said he couldn’t believe what found on his front lawn on Tuesday morning. He was referring to what was left of a menorah that stood approximately 5 feet tall and 5 feet wide.
The latest act of vandalism comes in the wake of last week’s bias incidents on Ocean Parkway.
Immigration leaders have asked the Justice Department to investigate discriminatory policing in Suffolk County, and charges the County Executive has hampered bias crime investigations.