NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police continued to question a suspect Wednesday evening in connection with a string of recent mezuzah burnings in Brooklyn.
Earlier, police identified Rubin Ubiles, 35, as a suspect in connection with the crimes.
Police believe Ubiles was the person seen on surveillance video Tuesday, lighting a match inside a building on Clymer Street in Williamsburg where a mezuzah was later found burned.
He was being held at the 81st Precinct in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn.
On Facebook on Wednesday morning, Ubiles left a typo-riddled rant about his innocence, CBS 2’s Derricke Dennis reported.
“I’m going to get my name cleared. I don’t even like fires; been threw (sic) too many of those to attempt to threaten a community thats (sic) has not violated me. Give me the benefit of the doubt,” he wrote.
But police identified Ubiles using facial recognition computer software, 1010 WINS’ Carol D’Auria reported. They took him into custody early in the morning at his girlfriend’s home.