ADL Offers Reward of Up to $2,500 Following Antisemitic Graffiti Incidents

  • March 11, 2022

New York, NY, March 11, 2022 … ADL (the Anti-Defamation League) is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual or individuals responsible for spray painting antisemitic graffiti on several cars on the Upper East Side of Manhattan last month. According to the NYPD and other reports, the NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force is searching for an individual who was seen on video beginning at around 4:30 AM on February 16th spray painting multiple privately owned cars parked near 69th street and 5th avenue on the Upper East Side of Manhattan with antisemitic graffiti. The person of interest in connection with the February 16th incident is also suspected to have committed multiple acts of vandalism over the past several weeks in NYC. “We are appalled by these acts of hate and urge anyone with information about the incidents or the individual to come forward,” said Scott Richman, ADL New York/New Jersey Regional Director. “Incidents like these have a profound impact not just on individuals who are targeted, but on the community at large. In issuing this reward, we are sending the message that hateful vandalism should not be normalized or tolerated in our city or anywhere else.”  

Anyone with information about the incident and/or individual shown on video is encouraged to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.  

ADL is a leading anti-hate organization. Founded in 1913 in response to an escalating climate of antisemitism and bigotry, its timeless mission is to protect the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment for all. Today, ADL continues to fight all forms of hate with the same vigor and passion. ADL is the first call when acts of antisemitism occur. A global leader in exposing extremism, delivering anti-bias education and fighting hate online, ADL’s ultimate goal is a world in which no group or individual suffers from bias, discrimination or hate. More at  

# # #