Woman says police didn't help when swastika was carved into car

A woman in Gravesend says she found a swastika carved into her vehicle, and says she was disappointed by the response from the NYPD.

News 12 Staff

Feb 17, 2019, 1:03 AM

Updated 1,884 days ago

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Woman says police didn't help when swastika was carved into car
A woman in Gravesend says she found a swastika carved into her vehicle, and says she was disappointed by the response from the NYPD.
Nataly Antar, a mother of two, says the symbol of hate was found carved into her car late last month. She says she called 911 with hopes that police would look at surveillance video or check for fingerprints.
But Antar says they did none of that. She alleges that they laughed, made jokes and blamed her for her bumper stickers. She calls it "victim-blaming," and says she never expected it from the police.
The NYPD tells News 12 that the case is under investigation and that its Hate Crimes Unit has been notified.
But Antar says police told her they're categorizing the damage as vandalism, and she thinks it's a way to brush the incident under the rug.
She has printed out a flyer and is hoping her neighbors can help figure out who scrawled the symbol.


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