Greenville store manager files police report after threatening message against Antifa is posted on door

Published: Sep. 20, 2020 at 7:41 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 21, 2020 at 7:54 PM EDT
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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - A store manager in Greenville is reacting after an “Antifa Hunting Permit” sign was posted on the front door of her business Saturday night.

“We feel that they were declaring open season on us,” said the store’s owner, Michelle Jenkins. “We took it as a death threat.”

The image appears to be a threat of violence against Antifa, short for Anti-fascism, a far-left movement that uplifts an ideology opposite to far-right wing beliefs.

Courtney Varnadoe who manages Sojourner Whole Earth Provisions on Evans Street in Greenville posted a picture of the sign on Facebook Sunday afternoon.

“To all of my FAMILY and FRIENDS who don’t understand: THIS IS YOUR WAKEUP CALL,” Varnadoe wrote in the post. “I came to work this morning and this was on our door. This is an outright threat.”

The store filed a report and reviewed security footage with police Monday morning. The owner says they did track down who posted the sign but police aren’t releasing that information right now.

Varnadoe says it made her angry and disappointed, but she knows it won’t change their operation in the end.

“Something like that’s not going to keep us from doing what we do and supporting people who we support on a regular basis,” she explained.

Police are continuing to investigate this with the DA’s office to see if there are any applicable charges.

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