Vandals torch three vehicles in Midwood, Brooklyn, scrawl racist and anti-Semitic graffiti

New York Daily News
The New York City Local

By Christina Boyle

Hate-filled vandals torched at least three cars and scrawled racist and anti-Semitic messages on a Brooklyn block early Friday morning, police said.

Residents in Midwood woke to find that three cars on Ocean Parkway, between Avenues I and J, had been set on fire.

A red van had also been vandalized with the letters "KKK," the acronym of white supremacist group the Ku Klux Klan.

A nearby building was also tagged with a swastika and the letters "KKK," according to City Councilman David Greenfield.

His office has offered a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of those responsible.

"We will not accept anti-Semitism in our community," he said Friday

"There is zero tolerance for such acts of hatred and ignorance.

"I'm confident that these hateful people will be caught and punished to the full extent of the law."

Officers from the 66th Precinct and the NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force are investigating.


PHOTO: Police investigate three cars torched on a Brooklyn block. Debbie Egan-Chin/New York Daily News

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