Five Arrested, Accused of Terrorizing Jewish Camp in Pennsylvania
Spencer allegedly drove a white Ford pickup truck “recklessly” through the camp, “narrowly missing several campers and staff” and damaging fields, yards, buildings and fences, the police criminal complaint said.
The group also allegedly used paintball guns to shoot Jewish campers and staff, hitting one 18-year-old camper leaving a synagogue, according to the complaint.
Authorities allege members of the group also shouted anti-Semitic slurs at campers and staff, such as “I’m gonna kill you, you f***ing Jews.”
“Go back to where the f*** you came from you god**** Jews. We don’t want you here,” Trail allegedly shouted, according to the complaint.
Several campers told police they “were scared for their lives” when the pickup truck sped through the camp, the complaint said.
“The vicious, cruel and obscene nature of the language hurled at the campers is unspeakable,” Wayne County, Pennsylvania, District Attorney Janine Edwards said in a statement. “Luckily none of the children suffered any serious physical injury; however, the emotional damage done is immeasurable. This is outrageous conduct and will not be tolerated.”
Spencer, Trail and Robertson have been charged with several felonies and misdemeanors, including ethnic intimidation, terroristic threats, recklessly endangering another person and institutional vandalism.
Spencer, of Linden, Tennessee, was charged previously with aggravated assault in a hit-and-run case. He allegedly hit a camp counselor with his pickup truck before fleeing on July 16