Rock thrown through window on Election Day
Wasif Qureshi and his family woke up to the sound of breaking glass early Tuesday morning, just hours before Americans headed to the polls on Election day.
Someone had thrown a rock through his 15-year-old daughter’s bedroom window, and Qureshi and his family believe they were aiming for a Hillary Clinton sign she had placed there.
Qureshi’s daughter, Sophia, worked for Hillary Clinton’s campaign leading up to the election. She said she was not hurt, but confused, and described her neighborhood as “relatively safe.”
However, her father believed it was a scare tactic.
“This is a way of trying to intimidate us,” Wasif said. “We won’t stand down for this.”
Qureshi said he came to the United States in 2000 to escape intimidation in Pakistan. Both him and his daughter are followers of Islam, and Qureshi is the chair of the Pennsylvania branch of Emerge USA, an organization dedicated to helping Muslim, south Asian and Arab American communities get involved in civic life.
Also prior to the incident, Qureshi had given an interview to a West Chester political blog about Emerge USA. The blog run by Nathaniel Smith, published the article on Nov. 6.
They have lived in their current neighborhood, a small development off of Route 52 in Pocopson for about 10 years. State police said they had received a report of criminal mischief at about 1:30 a.m., and troopers had arrived on scene at about 1:45 a.m. and at this time, do not have any information about the suspects.
The following reports were released by local and state police.
Three masked robbers forced their way into a residence in the
200 block of Wollerton Alley, tied up the residents, and stole money before fleeing, according to police.
The robbers allegedly broke into the residence on Nov. 8, shortly after 8 p.m., tied up the victims, and demanded money. Police said the robbers began searching for money after they tied up the victims, and then fled the residence.
Police said the victims were able to free themselves, contact their friends and the police.
Police ask anyone with information to call 610-4361333
Honey Brook Township
Lawrence Walter Bean, 22, of Honey Brook was charged with theft and trespassing-related charges shortly before 3 a.m., Oct. 29 after he allegedly entered a Turkey Hill convenience store in Honey Brook Township after the manager had told him never to come back. Inside the store, he also allegedly stole 50 cigarette lighters.