Skip to comments.Owner: Anti-Semitic Vandals Cause $100,000 Damage To Lansky’s Deli On Columbus
Posted on 09/21/2012 4:26:59 PM PDT by BBell
Electronics Smashed, Seats Slashed; Messages Of Hate, Urine Left All Over
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) A Jewish deli was ransacked by vandals who spray-painted ugly messages on the walls. It happened right during the High Holy days.
They papered over the windows Thursday to hide the damage inside Lanskys Deli on Columbus Avenue.
It was devastating. We put our heart into this restaurant, owner David Ruggerio told CBS 2′s Tony Aiello.
Ruggerio found the mess Wednesday morning. Computers, televisions and light fixtures were all smashed, and leather seats were slashed and a trophy case was trashed.
Cell phone video shows broken dishes and the espresso machine thrown to the ground. Chunks of the ceiling were torn down and littered the floor.
Most upsetting were messages sprayed on the walls, including anti-Jewish slurs that Ruggerio quickly ordered painted over.
The vandalism was one thing, defamation was different. It was very, very hideous things written on the wall. There was urination all over the restaurant, Ruggerio said.
Ruggerio is not Jewish but his 94-year-old partner is.
The vandals struck Tuesday night, just after the end of Rosh Hashanah.
The citys been a lot better the last 10 years or so about people getting along, so it kind of shocks me, kind of upsets me, customer Jack Reiss said.
Still, the NYPD said bias was likely not the main motivation. Instead, police suspect burglary.
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There is a video at the link.
So why do our leaders go out of their way to be respectful during Ramadan? Even Bill Clinton delayed a missile attack in the Middle East in deference to Ramadan.
I guarantee you, if that was a Muslim halal place...Bloomberg and his traitor anti-Semites would have this called a “hate crime”
It is outright Anti-Semitism to not call this vandalism a Hate Crime
“Still, the NYPD said bias was likely not the main motivation. Instead, police suspect burglary.”
Bald faced disinformation lies. I don’t know who the government whores are protecting, but burglars do not waste time. They get what they are after and scoot at any but a remote location.
If the perpetrators were not some protected demographic this would be classified as domestic terror and a hate crime. Outside chance it is a vigorous debt collector.
You make an excellent point. Burglars don’t waste anytime. In and Out as quickly as possible. And how many burglars carry spray paint with them when they are doing a job. I mean really.
I had not thought of it that way.
If I ever get to NYC, I will have to pay this place a visit to eat.....
Hate crimes are only to be used as a tool to impugn conservatives (even though most offenders are liberals).
Liberals cannot be guilty of hate as they only have love in their hearts.....love for islam.
“The vandals wouldn’t be members of the Religion of Peace, would they?”
I would say odds of ROP are probably 25%, more likely regular run of the mill democrats are responsible.
“The vandals struck Tuesday night, just after the end of Rosh Hashanah.” following President Obama on the David Letterman Show.....
Sounds like liberal Democrats