Hate crime charges have been dropped against the five Jewish teens arrested for attacking a Pakistani man outside a Midwood Dunkin’ Donuts late last year.
Despite allegations that the five teens called 24-year-old Amber Shahid a terrorist and demanded that he leave the country, hate crime charges on which they were initially arrested were mysteriously absent when a criminal indictment was handed down on February 1.
[The teens] approached Shahid as he ate an ice cream cone outside the Dunkin’ Donuts at 1524 Avenue M and began shouting at him, calling him a “terrorist motherf—ker.”
“You f—ked our country,” they allegedly screamed. “Why are you here?”
The suspects allegedly yelled, “Go back to your country” before lunging at the 24-year-old, striking him repeatedly in the face and about the body, officials said.
According to the indictment, one of the teens knocked the ice cream out of Shahid’s hand and spit in his face.
Prosecutors allege that the teens kicked, punched and threw him against a brick wall.
Through it all, one of the teens held him from behind so he could not fight back, the indictment states, adding that another teen was armed with brass knuckles.
The attack left Shahid with a black eye, swollen face and bruises peppering his entire torso, police said. [Link]
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