Mrs. Yochi Scheiman never could have predicted she would stumble across antisemitic hate during a midday stroll with her two kids in Carbondale, IL.
“I just looked down to the ground and I saw the anti-Semitic sign and it was my first time encountering such a thing,” said Scheiman, who directs Chabad of Southern Illinois University with her husband, Rabbi Mendel Scheiman.
She snapped a photo of the graffiti written with chalk and brought it to her landlord, who then took the photo to police, reports KFVS 12 News.
Authorities believe that since it was discovered among other sidewalk chalk just blocks from Scheiman’s home, it contained no direct threat to her or her family.
While she said this is the first time she’s encountered this type of thing in southern Illinois, she’s experienced a lot worse and said it won’t change how she feels about the area, KFVS 12 reported.
“Here I always feel safe and I don’t think twice about going somewhere,” she told the television station, adding that she hopes that those responsible come forward.
Police are investigation the case and interviewed several people about the graffiti.