A hateful suspect riding a motor scooter struck a yarmulke from the head of a Jewish man in Brooklyn this week, police said Friday.
The 49-year-old victim, who was wearing traditional Jewish clothing, was checking his cell phone around 7:20 p.m. Wednesday on 18th Avenue near 45th Street in Borough Park when two men on a scooter drove past him and then stopped, police officers said .
The passenger got off the scooter, approached the man and said something unintelligible while cutting off the victim’s hat, authorities said.
He then got back on the scooter while his accomplice drove away and headed west on 18th Avenue toward 46th Street, cops said.
The victim reported no physical injuries.
The NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating the incident.
Police released photographs of both suspects, who are believed to be males in their late teens to early 20s, of medium skin color and a slim build.
The incident came a day after 21-year-old Lenny De La Rosa allegedly scrawled anti-Semitic graffiti on a bulletin board outside the congregation’s Kehilath Jeshurun Synagogue on the Upper East Side.