Jackson teen and passengers yelled obscenities at two Jewish residents
A Jackson teenager is charged with harassment and bias intimidation after driving his car near a home on Louisiana Parkway and yelling Anti-Semitic remarks, along with his passengers, at two Jewish residents standing near a curb.
Jackson Police say they responded to the residence located on the report of a bias incident on Saturday.
Officers learned that two Jewish residents were standing near the curb in front of the residence when a passing vehicle swerved at them, forcing them to jump onto the curb to safety.
As the vehicle passed, the occupants of the vehicle allegedly yelled obscenities and insults in reference to the residents' religion.
The vehicle then reportedly drove down the street and turned around and came back, swerving at the two a second time as the occupants again yelled obscenities and insults at the two.
A nearby resident who observed the incident then called police headquarters to report it.
Police investigated the incident and were able to identify the driver of the vehicle after being provided with the license plate.
The teenage male driver was served with juvenile complaints charging him with harassment and bias intimidation were prepared.
The matter will be forwarded to the Family Court.
Jackson Police said that the investigation is ongoing at this time and additional complaints may be signed as it proceeds.
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