2 Charged after snatching Jewish man’s face mask in antisemitic attack, Police say

Clelia Pinho (Courtesy of Kenneth E. Belkin)
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY - A Queens couple is facing charges after they allegedly snatched a Hasidic man’s face mask and made antisemitic comments related to COVID-19.

Clelia Pianho, 46, and Paulo Pianho, 35, approached three men shortly after 8:30 p.m. Sunday near Ross Street and Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg, police sources told CBS2.

The suspects allegedly made antisemitic remarks, then grabbed one man’s face mask and punched him in the face.

A scuffle broke out, and police arrested the suspects on the scene. They were each charged with aggravated harassment as a hate crime.
Source: newyork.cbslocal