It’s being called a cowardly act, shocking and ignorant – a sick punk pulling a prank. An anonymous author left a disturbing note on the windshield of a veteran’s car while he went shopping.
The Iraq War vet was at a store Thursday morning in Queensbury, NY, when he came back to find an “anonymous note with ugly language left on his car.”
According to News10, “The letter blasted the Marine for having a Purple Heart and serving overseas. It stated, ‘All of you Islamaphobe vets deserve to die.’”
“Makes me sick to my stomach,” Navy veteran Robert LaPrairie said. “To me, it’s an act of terrorism really.”
WTEN spoke with local VFW members who said they were outraged over the note. The VFW Commander says it just plays into the whole negative agenda and he’s rejecting it. He told WTEN he’s proud of the vet who received the letter. That vet did not want to speak on camera but did say, “He’s not going to let something this trivial get him down.”
“Communication these days has gotten very easy for people who want to stay anonymous,” said Lt. Steven Stockdale with the Warren County Sheriff’s Office. “It takes a lot more courage to strap on an 80 pound pack and go to the Middle East and fight for your country than it does to scribble on a note and leave it cowardly behind on somebody’s windshield.”
Stockdale’s office will determine if the person who wrote the note could face charges. He said it’s illegal to leave a note on someone’s windshield.
Police said the biggest disappointment is that the author thought writing the letter was okay.