Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood delivered a strong message to the people responsible for recent antisemitic acts across the county.
"These scumbags came to the wrong county," Volusia County Sheriff, Mike Chitwood, said. "You came to the wrong county. I stand with my Jewish friends, and I’m honored to be on your hit list. It’s an honor to be sought after by a bunch of punk thugs like you."
Law enforcement, along with political and faith leaders, joined to address recent antisemitic acts in the county. Just last week, hate groups projected an antisemitic message on the grandstand of the Daytona International Speedway. They also passed out flyers in Volusia County neighborhoods, Fox Orlando reports.
The sheriff’s office shared a video of the group they said is responsible, GDL. Video shows people yelling with megaphones into people’s cars in Central Florida. Sheriff Chitwood said the group rents U-Hauls and wears GoPro cameras. He said the group even sends death threats to people in the Jewish community.