HELL’S KITCHEN — Copies of handwritten notes referencing the killing of gay people were placed on the windshields of several neighborhood cars following the Orlando massacre, police said.
The rambling notes were spotted on West 46th Street between Ninth and 10th avenues by a local resident who reported them to police around 7 a.m. Sunday, only hours after a gunman killed 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, the NYPD said.
“God commanded Jewish people to 1) Kill the homosexuals 2) Kill the witches among us,” the notes said, among other statements.
A police officer who responded to the street found the same note on the windshields of several other vehicles there, the NYPD said.
On Monday, at least 10 cars on the same street had a different note on their windshields.
“America is a Christian nation. Satan will not be a king in N.Y.C. — might be the end of Homosexuality in N.Y.C.," the note read.
“Those f-----s, homosexuals, sexual pervert, sexual impotents — trash, garbage, socio-economic drop out — bartenders — cooks — trash — you will be corpes [sic],” it added.
Midtown North Precinct's Deputy Inspector John Hart said Tuesday he was not aware of Monday's new batch of notes.
"The investigation into who is leaving them is ongoing, and it is being handled as a possible bias crime," he told DNAinfo New York.
On Wednesday, a manager at ITS Cleaners Laundromat at 460 W. 46th St. said an approximately 40-year-old man came into the store Sunday and handed him the same note that was initially reported to police.
One of his customers, who lives in the same building as the laundromat, told the manager a “strange guy” had left a piece paper on his car.
“I guessed, same guy?” said the manager, who declined to give his name.
Another local resident said he’d also seen a man placing notes on cars on West 47th Street between 10th and 11th avenues in recent days, but his description of the man differed from the Laundromat manager’s.
“It could have been more than one person,” said the 31-year-old, Will, who declined to give his last name.
He said he glanced at the notes, but didn’t read them carefully.
“I was just going off of people’s reactions that [what was written] wasn’t great,” Will said. “I saw a few choice words in there, and I didn’t have time to invest in something like that.”