Police: 2 swastikas scratched into SUV in Levittown

One of the victim's family members feels targeted and doesn't understand why someone would do this.

Jenn Seelig

Jul 6, 2023, 4:30 PM

Updated 375 days ago

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Police say messages of hate were found Monday evening in Levittown.
Detectives say a blue 2016 Toyota SUV was parked in front of a residential home located on Anchor Lane.
A 63-year-old found two swastikas scratched on the side of his car that was parked in the street at around 6 p.m.
"The next day when the police were called, they saw the swastikas on the back passenger door, two small ones. Pretty sloppily drawn, but they were on there. And I know the police were here they winded up going up and down the block checking other cars, said Donald Patane, of Levittown.
One of the victim's family members feels targeted and doesn't understand why someone would do this.
"This can be dangerous for the family, for the house, for him now," they say. "This is a scare."
Neighbors say the street is usually quiet, so they were curious as to why they saw police officers patrolling.
"I know the police were here, they winded up going up and down the block checking other cars, but who knows if it was just that car," Patane says
Detectives request that if anyone has information regarding the above crime to contact the Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.


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