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Teen Charged in New York Menorah Vandalism Near Mayor’s Home

New York City cops have reportedly arrested a 14-year-old boy for knocking over a 100-pound menorah at Carl Schurz park, two blocks from the mayor’s Gracie Mansion home.

Police charged the teen with two counts of criminal mischief and a hate crime,

The teen was arrested Friday evening by the Hate Crimes Task Force after tips came in to the Crime Stoppers hotline identifying the suspect.

Detectives picked up the youngster from his parents house in Manhattan and took him into custody where he confessed to wrecking the menorah twice, reports JPUpdates.

The reason for the hateful act? He was bored, he told police.

According to police, the first incident took place Saturday Dec. 5, when police responded to a 911 call that the menorah had been vandalized.

The second incident occurred the following night, on the first evening of Hanukkah.

In both case, the menorah had been knocked to the ground.


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