Dearborn Fordson High School principal called the police on me for driving with 2 Israeli flags on my truck.
Update Video of the Incident here.
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Update: I have spoken with the reader who sent this in to me, it is legit. I expect to receive the film footage itself within a few days. It appears the police consider it "provocation" to drive with Israeli flags in Dearborn. A VP at Fordson declined comment but did provide a contact with the district school board, who I have been unable to reach...
"On 9-14-2012, Dearborn Fordson High School principal called the police on me for driving with 2 Israeli flags on my truck.
"The Dearborn police were one car behind me when this student threw a bottle on my windshield. The police did not stop the student, but instead stopped me for 30 minutes asking me why I would display Israeli flags on my truck."
"The Fordson High principal filed an incident report and so did I. However, Dearborn police refuse to release either report. Incident #: 12-49143, Incident #: 12-49503."
In addition, I am a 1988 Fordson High School graduate.
Niraj Warikoo, religion reporter for the Detroit Free Press, he dismissed the incident and accused the reader of "taunting" the students and explained that a student had merely "spilled" some pop on an Israeli flag. The reader involved was driving in front of the high school as it let out. He was backed up in traffic, a police car immediately behind him. He had Israeli flags on his truck.
When the students began their assault he rolled down his window asking them to stop. After they pulled him over the police used the rolled down window as a pretext to accuse him of instigating the altercation. While being questioned by the police in front of the high school the reader received death threats. The police denied hearing them though the individuals involved were only a few feet away.
From the comments: Rich Vail
"I used to live in Taylor, just to the south of Dearborn. I am Jewish, and observant, so I wear a yarmulke (the funny little round hat). Something similar happened to my wife and I as we drove through Dearborn on our way to the synagogue in Southfield. From that point on, I began wearing a hat when I left the house.
We moved to MD after 2 miserable years in MI...and I haven't looked back."