By Yehudit Garmaise
A Boro Park resident, who was walking home at 10:15pm on 15th Avenue, between 47th and 48th Avenues on Friday night, reported that two men were starting small fires that were likely intended to frighten passing Jews.
“I am not sure what they were trying to do,” said the Boro Park resident. “As I passed, I saw them put in front of me: a small piece of what appeared to be fireworks that were in flames.”
All the while, the two men were repeatedly yelling “Be careful, sir,” “Excuse me, sir,” reported the Boro Park resident, who was not sure whether they were really warning people or just trying to scare them.
“I just ignored them and walked on my way,” he said. “It is just part of life.”
Meanwhile, also on Friday night, five Jews who were talking and walking down Middleton Street in Williamsburg were startled by fireworks that sounded like gunshots and that were thrown at them from a car that was driven by anti-Semites, WMSBG reported.