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Three Men Arrested and Charged with Antisemitic Hate Crime

Wesley Eignor Jr., one of the three men arrested.

Three suspects have been arrested in Delaware County for allegedly shouting antisemetic slurs at a man after stealing his fur hat.

Authorities say the incident happened Saturday morning on Main Street in the village of Fleischmanns. A man reported he was walking when someone got out of a pickup truck and stole his shtreimel, a hat worn by some Jewish men.

According to New York State Police, the suspect returned to the vehicle, which was occupied by two other men. They allegedly yelled anti-Semitic slurs before driving away.

Investigators say 25-year-old Korey Bush of Ashland, 24-year-old Wesley Eignor Jr. of Denver, New York, and 21-year-old Johan Diamond of Grand Gorge have been arrested.

The three men have been charged with grand larceny as a hate crime. They were being held in Delaware County Jail on $5,000 bail.

Police say the shtreimel has been recovered.

Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a statement on the incident. He said: “It is unacceptable for a Jewish man walking from a synagogue on Sabbath to be singled out, have his shtreimel ripped from his head and be verbally attacked because of his religion.”

Source:https://wnbf.com/men-charged-with-anti-semitic-hate-crime-in-delaware-county/