Video released by the Ventura County, Calif., Sheriff’s Office shows four people believed to be involved in the placement of anti-Semitic notes around the Oak Park neighborhood. (Screenshot)

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office in California has created a task force to look into anti-Semitic notes found at homes and a Jewish center in an Oak Park, Calif., neighborhood over the weekend.

The handwritten notes were discovered outside seven homes and the Chabad of Oak Park by residents in the Oak Park community, the sheriff’s office confirmed, the Los Angeles Times reports.


Drawn on the notes were swastikas and other awful messages, including one that read, “You’re gonna burn.”

“With the exception of the Chabad of Oak Park, it appears the notes were randomly placed and did not specifically target Jewish residents,” Police Detective Tim Lohman said in a statement.

Four male suspects were recorded on surveillance footage attaching notes to the front door of one home and a vehicle, Lohman said. Authorities believe at least four teenagers who probably live in the area are involved. The federal authorities are helping the sheriff’s office with the investigation.

Read more at the Los Angeles Times.

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