Antisemitic flyers found littering residential neighborhoods in Miami-Dade County

Was there a clue on camera? Could it help lead detectives to the culprit?

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – Authorities in Miami Beach are investigating after an antisemitic flyer was distributed throughout the city.

People in several residential neighborhoods woke up Sunday to find the flyers littering the area, including on private property.

The flyers were titled “Every single aspect of the COVID agenda is Jewish” and included a list of employees from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and Moderna.

Antisemitic flyers found in Miami Beach. (WPLG)

In a post on Twitter, Miami Beach police said the department is aware of the flyers and “actively investigating to determine their origin.”

Additionally, police officers are increasing patrols in those neighborhoods, as well as at the city’s religious institutions.

Miami Beach resident Albert Crespo found one of the flyers in his front yard, along with several of his neighbors.

“It’s really sad that people are spreading this hate literature,” Crespo said. “I’m disappointed.”

There were also reports of flyers being found in Surfside and Bal Harbour.

“There is no place for hate in our community and it will not be tolerated,” Miami Beach police said in a separate tweet.

MBPD is asking anyone who received one of the flyers to contact them immediately at 305-673-7901.

Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava also condemned the flyers.

“I call on our entire community to firmly and forcefully condemn this disturbing flyer, and all forms of hateful rhetoric, threats, violence and bigotry that have become increasingly common in our divided society,” Levine Cava said in the Tweet, which can be seen below.

“We have lived here for 26 years, and this is the first time ever anything like that has ever happened,” said a woman named Cheri.

Cheri captured what she believes is surveillance of the bags being thrown onto her lawn.

Another man, Teig Lawrence, found the same thing, and said, “I couldn’t believe what was in there.”

Added Paul Buechele, who lives on 62nd Street in Miami Beach, “I took one look at it and threw it away.”

“To think that someone took the time to drop a flyer at every house in Miami Beach is … terrible,” Lawrence said.


About the Authors:

David Dwork joined the WPLG Local 10 News team in August 2019. Born and raised in Miami-Dade County, David has covered South Florida sports since 2007.

Bridgette Matter joined the Local 10 News team as a reporter in July 2021. Before moving to South Florida, she began her career in South Bend, Indiana and spent six years in Jacksonville as a reporter and weekend anchor.