PALM BEACH: Antisemitic slurs painted on woman's door


(WPTV) PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL -- Words so vicious and spray-painted in bold black letters for all to see outside a woman's Palm Beach Gardens home: "Fat Jewish (expletive)."

"This was pretty horrifying," said the victim, Jodi, who asked that her last name not be used. "I don't think it's something that anybody ever imagines that they're gonna see on their front door."

Those horrifying words follow other insults left at her doorstep in Legacy Place Apartments.

Several weeks ago Jodi came home to find a broken religious ornament in her doorway.

A few days later, her welcome mat was soaked with urine.

Then, soon after, she found a swastika drawn on her door.

Police were called and her door was painted over.

Then, Friday the paint was back with the new, personal anti-Semitic slur.

Jodi starts crying explaining, "My religion is very important and it's a very big part of who I am as a person. So. it feels deeply personal and it feels like my heritage is being spit on. "

Jodi says she's never had a confrontation about her religion and she's not sure who is to blame.

She just knows she's the victim of someone with a lot of hate.

"It's just been sneaky hate which is the most cowardice kind," she says.

Andrew Rosenkranz, the Florida Regional Director of the Anti-Defamation League, calls the graffiti some of the most graphic he's seen.

"It's much more than just a couple of nasty words on somebody's door, this is violating somebody's personal space. This is meant to psychologically harass somebody," he says.

And it is.

Jodi is now afraid to leave her home alone knowing that while the venomous words are now painted over and gone, the hatred behind them is not.

She says, "I'm terrified. I'm terrified."

Palm Beach Gardens police are investigating.



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