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Broward business tagged with ‘Nazi’ and anti-Trump message on its wall

A Pembroke Park business had to paint over graffiti on its wall Monday that included the word "Nazi" and the message "Convict Trump." The business owner says he was targeted for supporting the former president.

PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – A Broward County business was cleaning up Monday morning after the words “Nazi” and “Convict Trump” were spray-painted on its outside walls.

It happened at the Dr’s Toy Store along SW 30th Avenue in Pembroke Park, which sells medical equipment.

A swastika was also drawn, and an arrow pointed toward the cardboard cutout of former President Donald Trump that the business has prominently displayed at its entrance.

The business shared surveillance video footage with Local 10 News that shows a person in what looks to be an oversized hoodie tagging the walls.

WATCH THE SURVEILLANCE VIDEO BELOW:

Dr’s Toy Store in Pembroke Park provided this video showing someone outside the business that was tagged with the word "Nazi" and an anti-Trump message.

The business painted over the words Monday morning after employees first showed up and noticed the vandalism. Store owner Rob Raymond says it’s clear his company was targeted because of its support for Trump.

“This is what’s going on,” Raymond said. “We supported Trump, so it’s got to be somebody who doesn’t like Trump.”

“There’s a lot of crime in the area,” he added, “and nothing really happens. “It’s on the increase for sure.”

Raymond said this incident isn’t a matter of politics but one of decency and respect for property.

“We don’t have any Nazis in here. We hire everybody,” he said.

The Broward Sheriff’s Office is investigating, and anyone with information is asked to contact BSO Pembroke Park District Det. Makeshia Cook at 954-964-1953. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477 or visit browardcrimestoppers.org.


About the Author:

Alex Finnie joined the Local 10 News team in May 2018. South Florida is home! She was raised in Miami and attended the Cushman School and New World School of the Arts for high school.