United States / 17-05-2012
Albuquerque, N.M. - People living in Northwest Albuquerque are outraged after someone covered their community mailbox in antisemitic words and symbols.
Some neighbors said they are willing to take matters into their own hands to find the person who caused the damage.
“I do have a .22 and it is loaded - and I don't care if they put me in jail - because I'd like to catch people that do that,” said one 80-year-old neighbor.
She woke up to find her mailbox covered with swastikas, the words “Jews out” and the numbers 14-88, a Nazi code for “Heil Hitler;” Causing some to fear for their safety.
“We're petrified; I mean really, why are they doing this?”
She said it doesn’t make much sense because no one who uses the mailbox is Jewish that she knows of but that doesn’t make it any less offensive to her.
“Of course it's offensive! I mean, if I was Jewish - and even though I'm not Jewish - that really upsets me! What the poor Jewish people were persecuted forever,” she said.