Swastikas spray-painted on food truck in Little Haiti

Owner says this isn't first time vandals targeted truck

A business owner said someone spray-painted Swastikas on his brand new food truck.

MIAMI – Miami police are investigating after swastikas were spray-painted on a food truck in the Little Haiti neighborhood.

The truck, called Bao Wow Burgers Bruh, is located at 251 NE 54th St.

Although the food truck has not yet officially open for business, its owner said the truck has already been targeted by vandals before.

"It's really disgusting, honestly, to see this in the United States, in Miami. This is a place of all people, and it's really unwelcoming to the community for us to start our business in a place where people are going to slap swastikas on our business before we open," Alex Ovadia said. 

Ovadia, who is Jewish, said he is hurt by the incident.

"Honestly, with all the things going on right now, this is really insulting a lot of people. It's really backwards," he said. 

Earlier this week, a man was shot outside a synagogue in North Miami and Bal Harbour's mayor confirmed a package filled with threats was left at another synagogue. 

The swastikas are now adding more fear of growing anti-Semitism in the South Florida community.

Miami police confirmed an incident report regarding the matter involving the food truck was filed Friday and detectives are investigating.

Ovadia told Local 10 News he would welcome the vandal or vandals who targeted his truck to come have a drink and a burger because hatred of this kind has got to end. 

Anyone with further information is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477. 

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Christian De La Rosa joined Local 10 News in April 2017 after spending time as a reporter and anchor in Atlanta, San Diego, Orlando and Panama City Beach.