Cops offer $2,500 reward in Williamsburg paintball attacks

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A rogue paintball-gunman blasted a Hasidic Jewish man with a brightly colored mess in Williasmburg in the early morning hours last week — the fourth such attack in the neighborhood this year, according to police.

The latest victim was walking home at 1:53 am on June 29 when a lout in a black Acura sedan pulled up behind him at the corner of Lee Avenue and Rutledge Street, fired a water-soluble slug into his rear shoulder, and sped away, police said.

The victim caught the license plate of the car and police said they are now trying to track down the vehicle’s 19-year-old owner.

The attack follows a spree of similar strikes in the largely Orthodox Jewish section of the neighborhood in March, according to police. On March 22, a cretin shot a man in the neck with a paintball at the corner of Hewes Street and Kent Avenue at 8:50 pm, then hit another victim at the corner of Marcy Avenue and Lorimer Street, cops said. Five nights later, a yahoo shot a paintball at a victim on Morton Avenue at Juliana Place, police said.

Authorities said they are investigating all of the attacks as possible hate crimes, and are offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to an arrest.

Police ask anyone with information regarding the attacks to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577–8477. The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at or by texting tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577.

Reach reporter Danielle Furfaro at or by calling (718) 260–2511. Follow her at
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

rob from williamsburg says:
I live on the block and can tell you calling this a "hate" crime is nonsense. The Jewish people break the NYCHA doors so they don't have to walk around and can easily walk through. They park schoolbuses on non commercial parking areas, my point is that in this community they do what they want and always get away with everything. Police (90precint) don't ticket jewish vehicles which are always illegally parked in the area or when they commit crimes. But the police harass everyone who happens not to be jewish. The jews in this community have created a division amongst other races, they aren't friendly and are always disrespectful
July 13, 2015, 12:55 am
Moishe from los sures says:
Dear Rob (prior commenter), I also live on the block and wonder if any of your accusations against Gods chosen people warrant someone like you driving around in your Acura and shooting us with a paint ball gun? I think not.
July 13, 2015, 10:35 pm

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