Swastika carved into Jewish family's truck; community steps in to help

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A Jewish family in Matthews hopes authorities will find who was responsible for carving a swastika onto their truck.

"I was sort of mad, sad, broken-hearted, and really angry that someone would damage my property like that especially with that kind of a symbol because, as a Jew, it symbolizes the murder of six million of my brothers and sisters,” the victim, who did not want to be identified, said.

He wonders if the sign of hate could lead to something worse.

The owner of the truck called Charlotte-Mecklenburg police and notified his neighbors using the Nextdoor app.

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Neighbor Ann Margret Gidley created a GoFundMe account to help pay for repairs and surveillance equipment.

So far, 50 people have donated to the cause.

"It's unacceptable,” Gidley said. “We won’t stand for it in this community. Our voices are stronger than yours.”

No arrests have been made.