January 19, 2020

Career criminal arrested for antisemitic incident in Times Square

Manhattan, NY - A man was arrested for yelling and cursing at a Jewish couple in Manhattan, the latest in a troubling surge of antisemitic hate crimes, sources told The Post Saturday.

Vernon Stevens, 55, was walking on 7th Avenue near W. 47th Street in Midtown at about 10 p.m. Friday when he suddenly began yelling at the pair, police said.

When a 16-year-old witness went to alert patrol cops, Stevens allegedly turned his ire toward him, police said.

“Fucking Jews!” he allegedly screamed at the pair, according to sources.

He continued his alleged tirade, waving his fingers in their faces until a 16-year-old witness alerted nearby officers who were on patrol, and who quickly arrested him.

Stevens, who had at least five prior arrests, was charged with aggravated harassment and a hate crime, police said.

Source: The Post