Police hunting for one-legged synagogue vandal in Alabama

Police hunting for one-legged synagogue vandal in Alabama

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A one-legged anti-Semite is being hunted in Alabama for scrawling hateful graffiti across a pair of synagogues in the area.

The apparent amputee — who authorities believe uses a prosthetic left leg and walks with a distinct limp — was caught on video in April targeting Etz Chayim Synagogue and the Chabad of Huntsville, authorities said last week.

Both houses of worship, located in Huntsville, were hit with anti-Semitic graffiti on April 9 and 10, local station WAFF48 reported.

Now, an $18,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the vandal’s arrest — $15,000 from the FBI, $2,000 from the Anti-Defamation League and $1,000 from the Huntsville Area Crime Stoppers.

The FBI and Huntsville Police Department held a press conference last Thursday announcing the reward.

“Help from the public in providing information to the FBI and the Huntsville Police Department is going to be greatly appreciated,” said Prim Escalona, the US Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama.

The suspect — who was spotted walking in the Blossomwood neighborhood near the Chabad of Huntsville on April 4 — also may have been driving an early model, light-colored Toyota Prius.

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