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Former Employee Charged in Potomac Hate Incident

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, August 26, 2014

8/27/14 Update:  Amber Denise Edmond turned herself in to police officers last night (August 26).

Detectives from the 1st District have issued a warrant for Amber Denise Edmond, age 30, of Beltsville, for obstructing the free exercise of religious beliefs by threat of force and telephone misuse for an incident that occurred on August 7.

On August 6, the owner of Benny’s Bar and Grill located at 7747 Tuckerman Lane in Potomac, hung an Israeli and American flag outside of his restaurant. On August 7 at approximately 2:41 a.m., the owner of the restaurant received a phone call on his cell phone from a blocked number. The owner stated that the anonymous caller made several threats to harm the owner and made anti-Semitic remarks. The suspect also told the owner to take his Israeli flag down from the restaurant. The suspect again called the victim at approximately 2:45 a.m. but the victim did not answer.

Using phone records, detectives were able to identify the suspect as Edmond. She is a former employee of Benny's Bar and Restaurant.  Detectives have obtained for warrant for Edmond's arrest.  Edmond has knowledge of the warrant and investigators are attempting to make arrangements with her to turn herself in to police.


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Release ID: 14-310
Media Contact: mcpnews 
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