Man arrested for allegedly vandalizing menorah with Nazi symbol in California


A man has been arrested after he allegedly vandalized a menorah in California and carved Nazi symbols into its grounds, the Beverly Hills Police Department said in a press release.

The statement said police attended a private property in Beverly Hills at 8 p.m. Pacific time Sunday following a report of a “suspect damaging a menorah.” After arresting a man, police said surveillance video depicts the suspect “throwing objects at the Menorah” and carving Nazi symbols into the base of the menorah.

It was one of a series of anti-Semitic attacks

This is the latest anti-Semitic incident that has caused a stir in recent months.

During the Beverly Hill vandalism, Eric Brian King from Dallas, Texas, was charged with aggravated vandalism and hate crimes, police said. He is being held at the Beverly Hills Police Department on $20,000 bail, according to online records.

CNN is working to identify attorneys for King.

“A despicable act like this will never be tolerated in our City,” Sheriff Mark G. Stainbrook said in a statement.

In November, police and federal authorities stopped a potential attack on a synagogue in the New York area, arresting two men in connection with online threats.

In early December, police in New York arrested a man accused of shooting BB at a Jewish father and son shopping for groceries.

Also this month, rapper Kanye West, now legally known as Ye, was suspended from Twitter after he tweeted an image of the Star of David with a swastika inside. The tweet came on the same day he expressed his love for Adolf Hitler. Old President Donald Trump hosted the West alongside white nationalist and Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes at his Mar-a-Lago estate in November.

Earlier in the fall, NBA player Kyrie Irving was suspended by the Brooklyn Nets after posting a Twitter link to a documentary containing anti-Semitic messages. At first he refused to issue an apology.


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