Anti-Semitic Graffiti Painted Across Stratford
The hunt is on for whoever is responsible for spraying painting hateful graffiti all over one Stratford neighborhood.
A variety of antisemitic symbols were spray painted all over street signs and a foreclosed home near Wilcoxson Avenue and Charlton Street over the weekend.
Stratford Chief of Police, Patrick Ridenhour has a message for the suspect, “We’re not going to tolerate it. It’s offensive to the community as a whole and regardless of what your intent was it has to stop.”
The Chief says no matter who the graffiti was intended to hurt, it hurts the community as a whole, “It’s not just limited to a specific group. Anytime something like this happens its a concern to the police, town leaders, all residents, to everyone. We’re taking it very seriously and hopefully we are going to bring someone to justice on it.”
Osi Rosenberg of Stratford discovered the graffiti Saturday morning while checking out a tag sale with her young kids.
She tells FOXCT, “It shows outward hatred of human beings in general, and its a threat, its a threat and it should be wiped out with education.”
The Connecticut Anti-Defamation League has a team of experts across the country currently analyzing the symbols to help police in their investigation.
Anyone with information, who may have seen suspicious activity Friday through Saturday, should contact police.