NEW YORK (VINnews) — An Orthodox Jewish man was verbally assaulted in a Five Towns store Sunday, in what is being described as an anti-Semitic outburst.
Avrumi F. was shopping in Costco on Rockaway Turnpike, when he was accosted by a most unpleasant individual. The individual, sporting dyed hair and multiple piercings in addition to multiple neck and body tattoos, approached Avrumi in the restroom area and told him “you ****ing Jew, the nazis will get you.”
Avrumi followed the man to the main area of the store and began filming. He asked the man to repeat himself. The man first feigned innocence when he saw the camera, saying “you’re probably mistaking me for someone else.” Avrumi responded “Say it to my face.” The man then gets very aggressive, asking if he wants to “take this outside.” When Avrumi kept challenging him to repeat what he said, he finally said “the Nazis will ****ing kill you.”
As Avrumi continued filming, the man approached again, saying “whatcha gonna do? Show this to the cops? **** the cops!” The man then lunged towards him threatening him. He then said “that’s what I thought,” indicating he was somehow a coward for not fighting him in middle of the store.
The man goes on to threaten him multiple times throughout the incident, including threatening him with gun violence. In the footage below, the man can be heard telling him “I’ll pull out the gun and smack the **** outta you”.
The footage of entire incident can be viewed below.
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HATE IS ALIVE IN NY: This happened in the @Costco in Lawrence, NY when a Jewish man was verbally assaulted by a neo-Nazi threatening to pull out a gun, attack him. If you know this man, please contact the Nassau County Police Department. pic.twitter.com/NgiPTxQ4WH
— NYC Scanner (@NYScanner) December 8, 2019