Nassau County police are looking for the assailants who etched the words “Trump” and “Islam” into a woman’s vehicle while it was parked in Hicksville over the weekend, authorities said.
The vandals also broke the windshield and tail lights on the 28-year-old victim’s vehicle while it was parked in front of her Bobwhite Lane home, causing more than $3,000 in damage, police said. Investigators believe the criminal mischief occurred between 6 p.m. Thursday and 3 p.m. Friday, when the discovery was made.
The incident is the latest in a string of recent crimes on Long Island that reference President-elect Donald Trump. After the election, the words “Make America White Again,” a white supremacist play on his campaign slogan, were found spray-painted on a sidewalk along with swastikas and racial slurs in Mineola. A Hispanic man in East Northport reported that a driver yelled out his window at him: “Get the fuck out!” and “Trump is president!”
Regarding the Hicksville incident, Second Squad detectives ask anyone with information to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.