Anti-Semitic note with yellow star left on car of Maryland couple
Jewish couple’s home also vandalized with toilet paper and eggs; police say incident is ‘possible hate crime’
A Maryland couple said they found an anti-Semitic note on their car with a drawing of a Nazi yellow Star of David and the word “Jude” written on it.
The note was left on Saturday, days after they hung a Black Lives Matter flag on the window of their home, BuzzFeed reported the following day. The note refers to the movement.
Sonya and Mikey Franklin, who moved to the US from London, also reported that their home in Rockville was vandalized with toilet paper and eggs. Franklin posted a copy of the letter on Twitter.
A Rockville Police Department spokesman told BuzzFeed that the incident is classified as a “possible hate crime and will be investigated as such,” though the detective interviewed said he did not know what “Jude” meant.
The couple had been forced by their condo association to remove the Black Lives Matter sign on Friday, a day before the attack, though a sign for the movement remained visible in their car.
Franklin later tweeted that he did not believe the police were taking him seriously.
“What should I do about this? I’m literally being gaslit by the police after reporting an antisemitic hate crime,” he tweeted.