Two Jewish men from Crown Heights, Brooklyn have been arrested and charged with a hate crime after attacking an elderly black man. The 56-year-old man reportedly was walking his dog Saturday in Brooklyn. According to police, the suspects punched the man several times in the face and used racial slurs.
A DNAInfo report said prosecutors alleged that the suspects called the man a n***** while saying “this is my dog” during the attack.
Samuel Brendler, 21, and Ahrone Kofkase, 22, were charged with assault as a hate crime and criminal possession of a weapon. DNAInfo reported that the men are from Israel and was visiting Brooklyn.
The suspects were ordered held on $5,000 bail at arraignment, according to published reports.