Seal Beach police are investigating a threatening letter sent to a woman of Asian heritage.
Police were notified Monday that the letter was sent to a resident in Leisure World community for senior citizens. The caller said her mother had received the letter in the mail.
Police were working to try to identify the sender of the handwritten letter, which was not signed.
The writer told the recipient to leave, which would make “one less Asian to put up with in Leisure World. You frickin’ Asians are taking over our American community! It is not resting well with all and everybody who lives here — true statement!!! Watch out! Pack your bags and go back to your country where you belong!”
“Hate directed toward any member of our community is disgusting and will not be tolerated,” Seal Beach Police Chief Philip L. Gonshak said. “Across the country we are seeing more and more violence committed against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. We will not allow this to happen in Seal Beach. Our investigators are working hard to follow up on any and all leads we receive.”
Anyone with information helpful to investigators was asked to call Detective Jon Ainley, 562-799-4100, ext. 1113, firstname.lastname@example.org.