12-Year-Old Arrested for Knocking Hats Off Jews in Boro Park

By Hamodia Staff

BORO PARK — A 12-year-old boy wanted for knocking hats off Jews in Boro Park last Saturday night has turned himself into the NYPD Hate Crime Task Force.

Approximately 10 p.m. Saturday, June 15, as Jewish men across Boro Park were walking home from shul, the young perpetrator rode around the neighborhood on a bike, knocking the hats off at least four people.

Shomrim obtained images of the suspect via video surveillance footage, circulated flyers and worked to track him down.

On Saturday afternoon, June 22, the suspect, accompanied by his parents, turned himself in at the Manhattan headquarters of the Hate Crime Task Force.

The suspect, who lives in Kensington, was charged with two counts aggravated harassment, as only two of the victims agreed to file police reports.

Below is video footage of one of the incidents

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