A man was beaten on a Brooklyn street by a stranger hurling antisemitic vitriol, police said Thursday as they released footage of the suspect.
The NYPD’s Hate Crime Task Force is investigating the Jan. 2 attack at Montgomery Street and Schenectady Avenue in Crown Heights.
The 30-year-old victim was approached by his attacker, who tried to talk to him about something, it’s unclear what, police said.
When the victim didn’t reciprocate, the man hurled antisemitic insults at him and beat him, according to cops.
The victim was repeatedly punched in the face and body by the man, who stole his bag and watch before fleeing the location, police said.
The victim suffered minor injuries and declined further medical attention at the scene.
The suspect, who’s believed to be between 25 and 35 years old, was last seen headed southbound on Schenectady Avenue toward Empire Boulevard, police said.
Video from a bodega shows him in a distinctive t-shirt that reads, “Dad joke? More like… RAD JOKE.”
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.