Doug Auer – New York Post January 16, 2012
A Manhattan man was arrested today for making anti-Semitic calls to his mother and other elderly women – and he is also suspected of scrawling hate symbols in a heavily Orthodox Brooklyn neighborhood, The Post has learned.
David Haddad, 56, of Chelsea, allegedly snarled, “All Jews should die and go to hell,” when he called his 80-year-old mother on Dec. 11 at her Brooklyn home in Sheepshead Bay.
He also went on vitriolic rants when he dialled an 87-year-old woman on Jan. 11 and phoned a 78-year-old woman on Jan. 12, sources said.
His relationship to those women were not immediately clear.
Haddad, who is Jewish but not practicing, is also suspected of scribbling hate symbols on five apartment doors in a Hells Kitchen building on Jan. 10, sources added.
He was arrested at his job as a building manager, police said.
Haddad had worked for his family’s business – the import/export of socks and underwear – in Linden, NJ, but left to start an off-shoot company, sources said.
That venture recently failed and Haddad began lashing out at family members and others, sources added.
His economic misfortune is being eyed as a possible motive, sources said.
As soon as he was taken into custody, Haddad secured a lawyer and made no statements or admissions to detectives, sources said.
Haddad is also a suspect in the Swastika-scrawling spree discovered over the weekend in the Midwood section of Brooklyn, sources said.
At the time, Haddad had been staying at his mother’s place – which is not far from where the hate symbols were found, sources added.
Cops received a call at 10:45 p.m. Saturday about an Avenue L home whose garage door had been painted with a large swastika, two smaller ones and the words “Die Jews.”
More graffiti was found on the front door of a home across the street, sources said.
Police also found several swastikas painted on the stairs and front door of an East 5th Street apartment building and on the basement stairs of an Ocean Parkway yeshiva.
Each attack was carried out in black spray paint.