Evicted renters leave anti-Semitic graffiti behind, landlord say - FOX 13 News

Evicted renters leave anti-Semitic graffiti behind, landlord says

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CLEARWATER (FOX 13) -

A Jewish store owner got quite the shock when he opened up one of his storage units after kicking out an unruly tenant.

The walls were covered with anti-Semitic jargon, swastikas and derogatory curse words.

"I just don't understand it," Brian Morris said.

Morris evicted the tenant several weeks ago for delinquent rent payments, noise complaints and parties inside the storage shed.

When he arrived Friday morning to make sure they had moved out, he found dozens of beer cans, the unit was trashed, and the graffiti.

"The problem is the intent. I got a real problem with that. This can be cleaned up. The anti-Semitic graffiti on the wall, that worries me. That really does," Morris said.

The storage building sit behind Clearwater Bagels on Gulf to Bay Blvd. Morris has owned the popular breakfast shop since 1981, and since all tenants make payment there, he's worried the bagel store could be targeted next.

Morris said he called Clearwater Police to file a report Friday morning, but they have not yet responded.

 

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