A 56-year-old Jewish man has been arrested after allegedly committing hate crimes which left three elderly women shaken.
David Haddad of Chelsea, N.Y. is believed to have had difficulty dealing with his failed business and ultimately took it out on others, including his own family.
Haddad reportedly made offensive phone calls and defaced private property during his rampage.
In a call made to his 80-year-old mother on Dec 11, Haddad allegedly said "all Jews should die and go to hell,” according to The New York Post.
He then contacted two other women ages 78 and 87 delivering similar anti-Semitic messages, and some sources allege that Haddad went as far as threatening their lives.
"Knowing someone put swastikas and derogatory messages on my door makes me sick," Susan Levin, who lives down the hall from Haddad, told The Daily News.
Haddad, who sources say is not a practicing Jew, is also accused of spray painting swastika signs with the message “Die Jews" on a number of front doors in Midwood an Orthodox Brooklyn neighborhood.
Haddad is being charged with aggravated harassment as a hate crime, although he has not yet been charged for the vandalism in Brooklyn.
Last week The Christian Post reported a series of anti-Semitic hate crimes which took place in New Jersey.
In the past three weeks, synagogues in Rutherford, Hackensack, Maywood and Paramus, N.J. have all been the target of anti-Semitic attacks.
While some reports previously linked Haddad to these crimes after it was revealed that he had once worked at his New Jersey family business, law enforcement believes these attacks are unrelated.
Haddad is believed to have left his family's Linden exporting business to pursue an offshoot business.
When his business did not succeed, sources say that he became enraged with fury, ultimately leading to his hate spree.