A man who allegedly vandalized a Denver apartment complex during Hanukkah with antisemitic graffiti, including the word “die” and a swastika, has been arrested.
Hateful antisemitic graffiti was found on a dozen doors of the Denver apartment complex last week, according KMGH-TV. A swastika was also spray painted on the elevator.
Residents told the news outlet that the graffiti is still on apartment doors a week later, adding that building management ordered them not to remove it with paint remover or to paint over it.
"This was on the door, and my kids just started crying," Michal Petterfen said, referring to the word “die” spray painted in large capital letters on her door that she found after returning from a Hanukkah party last Wednesday.
Another resident shared an email with the news outlet from the property manager who apologized for the delay in removing the antisemitic graffiti but said that the paint had yet to be delivered so the doors could be painted over.
“It is my understanding that the perpetrator no longer has access to our property, if that helps at all," the email said.
"Take it seriously. Like, we're Jewish. You know, the swastika hits home," Petterfen said.
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