Friday, August 09, 2013
Three people have been charged with hate crimes after a Hasidic Jewish man was hit with paintballs fired from a passing car in Rockland County, New York.
The victim said someone in the car shouted an expletive about Jews.
Ramapo town police say the victim and a friend were leaning against the friend's vehicle Wednesday night in the Hasidic community of Kaser.
They told police a man fired at them from the front passenger seat of the passing car. The victim was hit at least twice in the abdomen with paintballs and suffered a minor injury.
Police said members of a community patrol group cornered the suspects and their vehicle.
Police say three people in their 20s face assault as a hate crime and other charges.
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