MONSEY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Ramapo police have charged three people with hate crimes after a Hasidic Jewish man was hit with paintballs fired from a passing car.
Police say Shashi Ramsaroop, Lindsey Peaks and Demetrius Latrell Torain were arrested on assault, aggravated harassment, criminal possession of a weapon and criminal tampering charges.
As WCBS 880’s Alex Silverman reported, Ramsaroop, 23, was shoeless and wearing a shredded white t-shirt before court officials had him cover up with a polo shirt.
During the court proceedings, Ramsaroop was defiant, shaking his head as the judge read the hate crime charges out loud, Silverman reported. But Torain had tears streaming down his face as the judge set his bail at $25,000.