Woman caught on camera tearing down poster in front of Manhattan synagogue: Police

ByEyewitness News WABC logo
Thursday, October 1, 2020
Video: Woman tears down poster outside NYC synagogue
The NYPD Hate Crime Task Force is investigating an incident where a female suspect vandalized a poster outside of a synagogue on the Upper East Side.

UPPER EAST SIDE, Manhattan (WABC) -- An investigation is underway after a woman was caught on camera vandalizing a poster outside a Manhattan synagogue.

Police say the incident happened on Saturday, September 26, around 4 a.m., when a female suspect ripped down a poster in front the Chabad Israel Center on the Upper East Side.

RELATED | NYPD arrest woman who hurled bottle, shouted racial slur at Black jogger in Queens

The NYPD arrested 53-year-old Lorena Delaguna, who is charged with hate crime attempted assault and felony aggravated harassment.

According to officials, the poster displayed the schedule for prayer services at the synagogue.

The NYPD Hate Crime Task Force is currently investigating the incident and have released video of the suspect during the act of vandalism.

Anyone with information in regard to the identity of this female is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, on Twitter @NYPDTips.

TRENDING | Contractor accused of planting hidden cameras in 2 homes in New Jersey

Toni Yates reports a contractor in New Jersey is in deep water after being accused of planting hidden cameras in two homes.


* Get Eyewitness News Delivered

* More Manhattan news

* Send us a news tip

* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts

* Follow us on YouTube

Submit a News Tip