NEW YORK (VINnews) — The anti-Semite who threatened a Jewish man in a Five Towns Costco store, and told him the Nazis will get him, has now been arrested.
The man, identified as Justin Pichazaca, is a resident of Jamaica, Queens. The police have revealed that Pichazaca has a prior juvenile record. His record is sealed, so it is unknown precisely what his earlier crimes were.
VINnews spoke to Avrumi F. on Monday evening, who reported that the detectives involved in the case were very helpful and were taking the incident very seriously.
As previously reported by VINnews, the police officers who initially arrived at the scene opted to not take any action against the hateful attacker, and instead called Avrumi the aggressor, once he followed the man to obtain video evidence. Today a representative of the Police Commissioner reassured Avrumi that those officers would receive a re-training.
As previously reported, there was another Jewish victim of the same anti-Semite. The other victim was shopping in Costco at the same time as the first incident was occuring. The second victim’s son was standing near the exit, when the same anti-Semite accosted him with another vile rant. When the man asked him not to speak to his son that way, he said “I’m going out to get my gun and will come back to shoot you up.”
The police collected reports on Monday from Avrumi as well as the other Jewish victim.
At approximately 7 PM Monday evening, police notified Avrumi that the attacker was in their custody. Charges are expected to be announced at his arraignment Tuesday morning.
It should be noted that the manager of the Costco store, David, was instrumental to the arrest. When the attack initially occured, David followed the assailant outside to his vehicle to obtain his license plate, which he provided to the police. Additionally, while David had a day off from work today, he took the time to drive from New Jersey to the police station to assist in giving a positive ID on the assailant.
Avrumi shared his thoughts following the arrest in a Facebook post.