July 28, 2021

USA - 3 Men accused of antisemitic hate crime in Delaware county

Fleischmanns, NY
- Three men are accused of committing a hate crime in Delaware County after allegedly harassing a Jewish man and stealing his fur hat, which is called a shtreimel.

According to New York State Police, a Jewish man was walking along Main Street in the village of Fleischmanns on July 24 when one of the suspects allegedly got out of a pickup truck and took the man's shtreimel.

The suspect returned to the truck and police say he and his two passengers started yelling antisemitic slurs at the victim before driving off.

Between July 25 and 26, the following suspects were arrested and charged with third-degree grand larceny as a hate crime, a C felony:

Johan P. Diamond, 21, of Grand Gorge, NY, Korey O. Bush, 25, of Ashland, NY, Wesley R. Eignor Jr., 24, of Denver, NY.

Police were able to get the shtreimel back and return it to the owner.

All three suspects are in the Delaware County jail on $5,000 cash bail or $20,000 bond.

Source: wktv