The knife-wielding woman accused of ripping down posters of Israeli hostages and pepper-spraying a Jewish security volunteer in Brooklyn final week seethed “I’ll kill you Jews” earlier than attacking, the sufferer instructed The Post.
Melissa Ugur, 20, was allegedly slicing up the flyers Saturday afternoon in Midwood when Shmira Public Safety volunteer Mark Pomerantz confronted her and requested why she was taking the posters down.
“Because it’s not true, it by no means occurred,” Ugur replied concerning the roughly 240 hostages whom Hamas terrorists kidnapped of their shock assault final month, based on Pomerantz.
The 52-year-old father of three instructed her he didn’t need any bother, however defined: “Nobody would cling up posters like that if it wasn’t true.”
Ugur then exploded in an antisemitism-fueled rage, Pomerantz instructed The Post.
“As she was slicing the papers, she stated, ‘Oh and also you’re a Jew?’” he recounted in a cellphone interview.
“She stated, ‘See how I’m slicing these papers? That’s how I’ll slice up all you Jews and kill you.’”
Pomerantz requested her if she was threatening him whereas she allegedly continued spewing antisemitic vitriol.
“She goes, ‘I’ll kill you Jews’ and ‘Dirty Jews.’ She stored happening and on and acknowledged ‘Allahu Akbar’ and Muhammad,” he stated, moments earlier than she unleashed pepper spray in his face.
After blasting him, Ugur ran however was collared by police after just a few Shmira members have been referred to as for backup and helped Pomerantz chase her down, he stated.
“They’re kidnapping and I pepper-sprayed him!” Ugur, of Brooklyn, bizarrely ranted as cops led her into the again of a police automobile, video obtained by The Post reveals.
She was charged with assault, menacing, and prison possession of a weapon.
At her arraignment in Brooklyn Criminal Court on Sunday, a judge launched her with out bail pending her subsequent courtroom date on Jan. 18.
Pomerantz, in the meantime, needs the unhinged 20-year-old charged with a hate crime.
“If that isn’t thought of terrorism or a hate crime to you, I don’t know what’s,” Pomerantz stated, recalling what he instructed a sergeant on the scene.
“She positively noticed my yarmulke,” Pomerantz stated, referring to Ugur’s assault.
“I’m assuming that’s how she differentiated that I’m Jewish.”
Ugur’s lawyer Caner Demirayak offered a video to The Post from a purported witness who claimed his consumer solely pepper-sprayed Pomerantz in self-defense after he punched her.
“Yes, a poster was eliminated. Yes, there was a pepper-spraying. There was no knife. There was no menace ‘I’ll minimize you.’ There was no ‘I’ll kill the Jews.’ There was no antisemitic feedback in any respect,” Demirayak stated.
“We assume that there was a rush to an arrest. We don’t assume they’ll be capable to safe an indictment and we’re trying ahead to a full dismissal.”
The incident unfolded as hate crimes towards Jewish New Yorkers skyrocketed for the reason that raging Israel-Hamas struggle began final month, with a whopping 214% surge in antisemitic incidents in October, the NYPD introduced Wednesday.