Man arrested for attacking Jewish victim in W’burg on Shabbat

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Cuffed: Police arrested this guy for allegedly smacking a Jewish guy in the head, injuring him, in Williamsburg on Friday.

Cops on Tuesday cuffed a guy for terrorizing a Jewish man in Williamsburg on Friday evening.

Police slapped the 31-year-old suspect from Bedford-Stuyvesant with hate-crime and third-degree assault charges for allegedly punching the Jewish man wearing what’s called a shtreimel — a fur hat often worn by Hasidic Jews on the Sabbath — in the head on Throop Avenue near Wallabout street around 6:40 pm, injuring him about two hours after Shabbat began at sundown.

The suspect hit the victim in the noggin just days after another punk clocked a Jewish kid, dressed in what authorities described as traditional attire, in the face on a nearby street on Nov. 25.

Authorities are still searching for that suspect, and for other reprobates who attacked another Jewish man on his way to a synagogue in Crown Heights on Saturday.

The brutes attacked the victim from behind at 6:30 am on New York Avenue between Albany and Troy avenues as he walked to the house of worship, beating him and injuring his hand, head, and neck, according to Police Department spokesman Det. Hubert Reyes.

Fortunately for investigators, the man didn’t give in without a fight, and at one point he grabbed a pair of glasses off of one of his attackers, which cops are testing for DNA evidence they hope will lead them to a suspect, according to a report by local blog Crown Heights dot info that cites an anonymous police source.

The Friday and Saturday incidents occurred on the same weekend that another baddie urinated and damaged two statues outside of a Williamsburg Catholic church on Sunday, an act of vandalism cops are also investigating as a hate crime.

And the trio of incidents are the latest in a string of anti-Semitic and other hate crimes that have rocked Brooklyn over the past month.

Last week, prosecutors indicted another Bedford-Stuyvesant man and former city intern for vandalizing and setting fire to synagogues and Jewish schools in Prospect Heights and Williamsburg on in early November. And on Nov. 5, two teens turned themselves in for scrawling swastikas and racial slurs on the exteriors of several homes in Brooklyn Heights on the night before Halloween.

Anyone with information in regard to these incidents is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at, on Twitter @NYPDTips or by texting their tips to 274637 then enter TIP577. All calls are confidential.

Reach reporter Julianne Cuba at (718) 260–4577 or by e-mail at Follow her on Twitter @julcuba.
Updated 5:34 pm, December 4, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

Barry from Kenya says:
This is what happens when trump is elected president, folks.
Dec. 4, 2018, 6:59 am
Whoopi Goldfarb from Wannabe says:
Exactly! They have Trump Derangement Syndrome. We all know the Hasidic community is conservative whereas these thugs mindlessly vote Democrat. Obama did nothing for the people of color, just look at the killings in Chicago. The Obamas would rather hang with the rich white liberals.
Dec. 4, 2018, 10:15 am
K. from ArKady says:
At first they came for the Jews, and when I said something, I was told to shut up because I was anti-semitic.
Dec. 4, 2018, 11:43 am
Midge from Mill Basin says:
Check out the comments above this one, and you'll know that the worthless scum are among us. These creeps, both the perpetrators and the three commenters above me, deserve to die painful deaths. Please, dear God, make it happen.
Dec. 4, 2018, 1:58 pm
Louis Chevrolet from ENY says:
Henry Ford?
Dec. 4, 2018, 9:36 pm
Fed Up from Ft. Green says:
This is the climate now thanks to the current occupants in the White House. There are scum among us who want to start a race war and take advantage of the chaos. Stop falling for the hate rhetoric. Pay attention to the man behind the curtain. Live and let live.
Dec. 5, 2018, 11:08 am
Shepp from The Heights says:
Can people try to refrain from divisive speech for a moment? How are we going to fight hate if we fight each other after a racist act?
Dec. 5, 2018, 11:36 am
Ken from Brooklyn says:
all I can say we need public schools longer hours!!!
Dec. 5, 2018, 4:25 pm
Gary from Fort Greene says:
So who's the perp? What's his background, priors, etc. Some crackerjack reporting here. BTW, the "scum among us who want to start a race war and take advantage of the chaos" is not the CURRENT occupant of the White House.
Dec. 5, 2018, 4:47 pm
A Smart Person says:
Ken from Brooklyn, I think YOU need to go back to public school. Your grammar is atrocious!
Dec. 10, 2018, 7:56 pm

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