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November 23, 2016

D.A.: Man scrawls racist, threatening note for NAACP at Parx Casino

A Montgomery County man was arrested after he allegedly left a racist, threatening message in a Parx Casino room where members of a local chapter of the NAACP were scheduled to meet, authorities announced Wednesday.

Peter Jeanette, 54, of Ardmore, was charged Friday with ethnic intimidation, harassment, and four counts of disorderly conduct, the Bucks County District Attorney's Office said.

On Oct. 21, casino employees were prepping the room inside the Parx East where the Bucks County NAACP was holding an annual banquet. The workers discovered a note, which read "Death to All N------," written on a paper towel.

The Pennsylvania State Police were notified and an investigation was initiated. Police identified Jeanette on surveillance video, which showed him exiting a bathroom and leaving the note on the table.

Jeanette was taken into police custody the following day when he returned to the casino. Police said Jeanette "did it as a prank and meant no ill intent,” admitting that he left the note.

He is scheduled to appear in court at a preliminary hearing on Dec. 15.