Two Vehicles Damaged In Apparent Miami Beach Hate Crime

CBS Miami

MIAMI BEACH (CBSMiami) –  Miami Beach Police are investigating a potential hate crime. It happened along Meridian Avenue in a predominantly Jewish neighborhood on the Beach.

A family heading to Synagogue Saturday was stunned to see what someone  scrawled on their car.

“They wrote “Hamas” on the back of the car the back window of the car and they wrote “Jew,’” said Joshua Shakibpanah.

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The two vehicles were covered with eggs and smeared with cream cheese, but it’s the meaning behind the words that left many in the predominantly Jewish community concerned.

“Before we even knew what happened, half the community was outside,” said Shanie Weinstein, a friend of the family whose cars were vandalized.

“Since it was a Jewish holiday people were going back and forth and it was the talk of the neighborhood and they were all scared,” added Shakibpanah.  “That…

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