The 36-year-old former NYPD officer accused of spray painting swastikas and other anti-Semitic graffiti in Borough Park has been taken to a hospital for a psychiatric evaluation. Thomas Setiawan's parents told the AP that their son has a history of mental illness—he had been treated for depression and suicidal behavior after quitting the police force after only two years in 2007, and his brother, an NYPD traffic agent, killed himself in 2011.

Police arrested Seitawan before dawn yesterday at his home in Bellerose, Queens, after surveillance video showed him exiting his car to vandalize cars, buildings, and a yeshiva. Seitawan, who came to the United States from Indonesia in 1989, is charged with 19 counts of criminal mischief as a hate crime, 19 counts of aggravated harassment as a hate crime, and 19 counts of criminal mischief.

Neighbors told the Post that Seitawan would lie down on their lawns and strike up conversation, and is suspected of keying and vandalizing their vehicles. "He's not well," one neighbor said. "I’ve seen him walking his dog and stop suddenly then he would pretend to punch the sky or he would look like he was swatting flies.”

During his perp walk from the 66 Precinct yesterday, Setiawan denied that he was anti-Semitic and made faces at the assembled media.

"This was not a victimless crime," Assemblyman Dov Hikind said in a statement. The Assemblyman, who dressed up in black face for purim last year, added, “We have many Holocaust survivors here, many elderly people and children who are frightened by unprovoked hate attacks on their schools and community."