Thursday, January 26, 2017

Man threatens to shoot crossing guard for ‘protecting the Jewish girls’ outside school

The suspect was driving a gold Cadillac Escalade at the time of the threat on Monday.

Brooklyn NY Jan 26 2017 A man driving a gold Cadillac Escalade threatened to shoot a crossing guard after making anti-Semitic comments outside of an all-girls elementary school in Brooklyn, police said Wednesday.
The man was driving his Escalade in Crown Heights around 3:40 p.m. Monday when he stopped in a crosswalk outside of the Beth Rivkah Elementary School on Lefferts Ave. near Brooklyn Ave., cops said.
When Joseph Charles, 55, a crossing guard at the school asked him to move, the driver lowered his window, brandished a gun and said, "Why are you protecting the Jewish girls? I'll shoot you both."
The motorist then drove away, police said. It is not clear what prompted the anti-Semitic threat.
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Police describe the suspect as black and between the ages of 40 and 50.

Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at (800) 577-TIPS.
NY Daily News

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