On Thanksgiving, someone set fire to 40 religious Hindu flags in front of a home in Woodhaven. Now the police have released another video in connection with the incident, showing a person of interest.
According to police, the arson took place at 1:15 a.m. at a home near 89th Avenue and 80th Street: "An unknown suspect entered the victims front yard and did ignite a fire to 40 religious Hindu flags before fleeing south bound on 80th Street." The suspect is described as an adult male, wearing a three quarter length jacket, baseball cap, and pulling a medium size travel bag. You can see him is in this video:
In the second video, released yesterday, police say this person was "walking in the vicinity of the incident on the date and approximate time in question."
Residents are upset and hope the arsonist is caught. One told WABC 7, "I don't think he was mental—he knew what he was doing."
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577.