Teen allegedly attacked Jewish woman in Brooklyn, pulling off scarf, wig

The 22-year-old said that she was approached on Sunday evening by a female teenager who “pulled her scarf and wig from her head.”

By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN/JTA
October 4, 2019 03:43
Haredi family, New York City.

Haredi family, New York City.. (photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)



NEW YORK (JTA) — Police said a Jewish woman reported being harassed in Brooklyn on Rosh Hashanah.

The 22-year-old said that she was approached on Sunday evening by a female teenager who “pulled her scarf and wig from her head,” a New York Police detective, Annette Shelton, told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency in an email.



The incident occurred in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood and the perpetrator, who was described as being 16 years old, was accompanied by another teenager, the woman told police.



Shelton said that the police’s Hate Crimes Task Force was investigating the incident.



The incident is the second alleged attack that occurred on Rosh Hashanah in the borough. On Monday, the windows of a synagogue were broken in the Williamsburg neighborhood.



That incident drew condemnations from Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo.



There has been a spate of attacks in recent months against visibly Orthodox Jews in Brooklyn.


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