NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A Jewish man is attacked in Brooklyn, and now the NYPD’s Hate Crimes Activity Drive is investigating.
The assault occurred this week in Mattress-Stuy and was caught on digital camera.
As CBS2’s Aundrea Cline-Thomas stories, the surveillance video, shared by police, reveals a person grabbing discarded furnishings piled up on the sidewalk and slamming it on the bottom earlier than strolling away with one in all its damaged items.
A 25-year-old Jewish man was steps behind when police say the suspect rotated and attacked.
“It’s ridiculous and disrespectful and loopy and insanity, all in disappointment,” one particular person mentioned.
It occurred Monday round 11:30 a.m. on Martin Luther King, Jr. Place in Bed-Stuy.
Video reveals the sufferer backpedaling because the unidentified suspect charged. Police say he hit the 25-year-old within the chest and threw the furnishings, hanging him within the again. Authorities say the suspect yelled an anti-Jewish slur on the sufferer, who was carrying conventional garb.
Now the incident is being investigated by the NYPD Hate Crimes Activity Drive.
“Hate crime. I assume everyone has to become involved on that to forestall a state of affairs like that to occur once more,” one particular person mentioned.
“That’s wild. That’s depraved. Like persons are loopy out right here. You bought to look at your environment,” mentioned one other.
Days later, residents say they didn’t hear concerning the assault.
Police are nonetheless searching for the suspect, who on the time was carrying shiny crimson pants with a white stripe on the facet and a black shirt and a baseball cap.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has directed the state Hate Crimes Activity Drive to help with the investigation.
The NYPD Hate Crimes Activity Drive is now investigating. Anybody with details about the assault is requested to name the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can too submit a tip via their website or on Twitter, @NYPDTips. All calls are saved confidential.