West Palm Beach, FL – More than 50 antisemitic flyers were distributed in a West Palm Beach neighborhood Sunday afternoon, which is the second time hateful messages have been distributed in this neighborhood in less than two months.
Five people face multiple citations for the antisemitic messages distributed on Sunday.
People in this neighborhood in the northeast section of West Palm Beach say they were shocked and appalled to see these antisemitic, hate-filled messages.
“It was disgusting, it was vile, it was clearly antisemitic, clearly has no place in the Old Northwood neighborhood. It’s not what we’re about in this neighborhood and it’s not what we stand for,” said Kathy.
“It is outrageous to think that somebody out there is going to go out there and throw things and try to deliver a hateful message,” said Victor Alcantara.
The flyers came in plastic bags, weighed down by pellets. Among the hate-filled messages were statements against a proposed bill to expand hate-crime penalties in Florida.
Police say the five men who did this used a U-Haul pickup truck. They were all found and all have received multiple citations, including for littering and pedestrian violations.
Investigators say the men also yelled racial slurs at the officers as they were receiving citations.
“We certainly have no place for hate in West Palm Beach,” said Mike Jachles, the public information officer with the West Palm Beach Police Department. “This is a welcoming city. It’s a diverse city and the message is if they want to do something like this do it somewhere else or don’t do it at all actually, so we will enforce the laws that are on the books.”
The men who received citations are 60-year-old David Young Kim of West Palm Beach, 40-year-old Jon Eugene Minadeo of West Palm Beach, 57-year-old Jeffrey Kidder Allen of Wisconsin, 46-year-old Brian Keith Hulliger of Bradenton and 33-year-old Nicholas Allen Bysheim of Maryland. Kim and Minadeo do not live in the Old Northwood neighborhood.