A girl cutting down Israeli hostage posters in Brooklyn pepper sprayed a Jewish security volunteer and threatened him with a knife after he confronted her, police and sources stated Tuesday.
Melissa Ugur, 20, was allegedly tearing the fliers up with a knife on Avenue N and East twenty third Street in Midwood round 2:30 p.m. Saturday — and exploded in a match of rage when a Shmira Public Safety volunteer approached her, in accordance with authorities and the security group.
“I’ll minimize you!” she snarled when the person requested why she was taking the posters down, police stated.
Ugur then allegedly blasted the 48-year-old sufferer within the face with pepper spray, police stated.
She was collared by cops after different volunteers tailed her, Levi Leifer, the director of Shmira Public Safety, instructed The Post.
“They’re kidnapping and I pepper sprayed him!” Ugur — wearing head-to-toe black — bizarrely ranted as police led her into the again of a cop automotive, video obtained by The Post exhibits.
Ugur, of Brooklyn, was charged with assault, menacing, and prison possession of a weapon.
She was arraigned in Brooklyn Criminal Court on the costs Sunday and launched with out bail pending her subsequent court docket date on Jan. 18.
The incident got here as tensions proceed over the kidnapped posters throughout the Big Apple amid the raging warfare in Gaza.
Last week, a 21-year-old man was arrested after attempting to tear down Israeli hostage posters and getting right into a caught-on-video scuffle with Upper East Side locals.