A swastika made of “Silly String” or a similar product was found drawn on a sidewalk in Jericho and authorities are investigating the incident as a bias crime, Nassau County police said.
A woman walking her dog made the discovery in front of the Matthew D. Lynch Field at the corner of Hazelwood Drive and Merry Lane at 8:23 a.m. Sunday, police said.
Officers who responded to the scene found the Silly String, but were unable to find the swastika, although the witness provided investigators with a photo of it, police said.
Under New York State law, swastika graffiti is considered aggravated first-degree harassment punishable by up to four years in prison and $5,000 in fines, plus restitution.
Second Squad detectives request anyone with information regarding this incident to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.