PARKER, Colo. -- A Parker woman was shocked to be served with hateful symbolism at a Taco Bell Thursday night.
The woman snapped a picture of a sketch showing Hitler surrounded by swastikas taped to the outside of the restaurant’s drive-thru window located at 10832 South Parker Road in Parker.
It’s not clear who put the sketch on the window or how long it was visible before it was taken down. A spokesperson for the Mexican fast-food restaurant said they do not tolerate this type of behavior and will take appropriate action once they complete an investigation.
Scott Levin with the Anti-Defamation League in Denver says the intentions behind the sketch could vary.
“Sometimes something like this is being put up just to get a rise out of people, but often we are finding these days that there is a lot of hateful incidents that are happening,” said Levin.
Levin says anti-Semitic incidents have more than tripled since 2014.
Navy vet Joe Hernandez is disappointed by the drawing but not surprised.
“When you got the president that we have now, it's not going to stop, especially among Hispanics and any other race,” said Hernandez.
But Brandon Loy says while the drawing is appalling, everyone is entitled to express themselves freely.
“People have the right to express what they want to say, and ultimately pieces of art like this are important for our democracy and important for our expression,” said Loy.