The NYPD Hate Crime Task Force is investigating the slashing of a dozen cars' tires in Brooklyn, because the vehicles' owners are all Jewish.
The tire slashings all occurred on July 1st at around 9 p.m., police say, noting that the male suspect "[punctured] the tires of twelve (12) vehicles on Lefferts Boulevard between Troy Avenue and Albany Avenue" in Crown Heights. The authorities also released video:
JPUpdates reports, "There weren’t any anti-Semitic statements written on the cars, but since all of the cars are owned by Jewish men and the incidents took place in the center of the Jewish community in Crown Heights, investigators are suspecting that this may be a hate crime, and the Hate Crime Task Force Unit is leading the investigation."
The Post notes that the cars were parked outside the outside the Shalom Senior Center.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.