Great Neck, Long Island: Once upon a time this little North Shore village was home to F. Scott Fitzgerald, the United Nations, and filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola. Today its illustrious residents include Erik Bracamonte and Joseph Cianciulli, who are accused of spending their Saturday night arranging 28 folding chairs into a 12-by-12 foot swastika in the parking lot of a local synagogue. Kids these days, eh?
Rabbi Isaac Bakhshi discovered the swastika outside the orthodox North Shore Sephardic Synagogue at about 6:30 p.m. The Daily News reports that synagogue security cameras showed the teens skateboarding to the scene of the crime, and police tracked down Bracamonte within three hours. His alleged accomplice Cianciulli was arrested around 1 a.m., and both were charged with first-degree aggravated harassment. "They took advantage of the darkness," one police source tells the Post.