Crown Heights Man Beaten After Accidentally Bumping Car

BROOKLYN ( — A Crown Heights man was beaten Wednesday by three men whose car he had slightly bumped while he was trying to park.

The incident occurred around 3:45 p.m. on Montgomery Street, as Yosef Hershkop, a prominent community activist, driving in his car with his five-year-old child, was attempting to park his vehicle in a tight spot, and lightly bumped the car behind him by accident.

The three men in the car behind Hershkop began to follow him, as he searched for another parking spot, catching up to him a block later and cutting him off. At first, Hershkop spoke with the men as they demanded money for damage to their vehicle, but after realizing that the conversation was not going to end well, Hershkop brought up the option of calling the police for a police report.

The three men responded violently, pummeling Hershkop with more than ten facial blows, as his child sat in the car, in a beating captured on surveillance video. A Shomrim member who responded to the scene told Hamodia that Hershkop’s face appeared “busted up,” and that he was “in shock and not able to articulate much.”

Hershkop was transported by Hatzalah to Maimonides Medical Center.

The assailants fled in their vehicle, a silver sedan with its back left window busted and covered with a plastic bag.

Video courtesy of Crown Heights Shomrim

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