An anti-Semitic Queens couple apparently enraged by an absence of social distancing attacked a bunch of Hasidic Jews in Brooklyn, bizarrely even pulling the masks off a number of the victims’ faces, police mentioned.
Paulo Pinho, 35, and his spouse, Clelia Pinho, 46, have been arrested on a cost of aggravated harassment as a hate crime after a confronting with a big group of Hasidic Jews who have been gathered exterior late Sunday at Bedford Avenue and Ross Avenue in Williamsburg, police mentioned.
The couple noticed the group as they drove and bought out of their car earlier than allegedly shouting anti-Semitic slurs to the group of Jews gathered exterior, accusing a few of not sporting masks or adhering to social-distancing pointers, police mentioned.
“You’re the explanation why we’re getting sick,” they shouted, in sum and substance, in accordance with police.
Paulo Pinho, who referred to as cops on the group, then approached three Hasidic males and tried to tear off their masks, setting off a struggle exterior. The pair was then detained by the group till cops arrived on the scene and took them into custody, police mentioned.
“They have been at that nook, they encountered these three males and made anti-Semitic remarks,” NYPD Lt. Thomas Antonetti advised The Publish. “After making the statements, that’s when the masks have been pulled off.”
The suspects, each of whom are from Queens, have been taken to a hospital following the 8:35 p.m. assault, with Paulo Pinho sustaining an damage to his arm through the ensuing scuffle. Clelia Pinho was handled for cuts and minor accidents, police mentioned.
The victims, at the least certainly one of whom was sporting conventional Hasidic garb, refused medical consideration on the scene, police mentioned.
Dozens of officers are seen responding to the scene in a video posted late Sunday by The Belaaz.