NORTH HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA) — Police on Wednesday night arrested a man suspected of a string of attacks against Orthodox Jewish women in the North Hollywood area.

The man was seen pulling their wigs off, which was being investigated as a hate crime.

LAPD says the man had been targeting several Orthodox Jewish women in the North Hollywood area since September.

The man appears to be 25 to 30 years old and follows the women as they are walking. He comes up from behind and then pulls their wig off of them.

The rabbi for the Chabad of North Hollywood says that the entire community is on edge and says that this type of hate must stop.

“This is something for a Jewish woman which is so personal. This wig or this hair covering is something to them which is so important,” said Rabbi Nachman Abend. “To rip that off somebody’s head is crossing all lines and I’m really glad the LAPD considered this a hate crime.”

After an Orthodox Jewish woman gets married she typically covers her hair and she wears a wig, also known as a sheitel. It is a symbol of modesty and it’s also considered to be a blessing.

Police don’t yet have a motive for the attacks.

Comments (8)
  1. Stephen Body says:

    The motive is that, since Trump was “elected” (installed by Putin’s hackers), all the vile, hateful mutants who USED TO stifle their disgusting thoughts and impulses decided that their Conservative Utopia has finally arrived and they are free to vent all their venom and fristration on to anyone they please. I’ve seen videos of some of these vermin as they’re arrested and MANY of them seem genuinely baffled to realize that this sort of behavior is still not acceptable. One guy even blurted out, “But it’s okay to speak your mind, now! This is a new day, do you not get that?”

    The true damage of the Trump atrocity may not be felt for many years, after, as kids who are growing up right now, seeing all this violence and hatred and listening to their “president” vent his anger and contempt on a daily basis, will come to adulthood not realizing that this was all just a momentary aberration that never was rea

    1. Simon Glickman says:

      100% agree with you, Stephen Body. Especially about how they don’t seem to understand that their behavior is illegal, as though their cult leader swept all protections for other people aside with a wave of his hand. We’ll be fighting this evil for a long time, but surrender isn’t an option.

  2. Stephen Body says:

    …never really was acceptable.

  3. TDS is a terrible thing. The rage and hatred that people have since Nov. ’16 had not abated, and insists on blaming Trump for every possible evil. I suppose he’s also responsible for the antisemitic stance of the British Labour party, or of Students for “Justice” in Palestine or the BDS movement or Muslim violence against Jews in France, Germany and Israel. Get a life.

  4. Mike Coon says:

    Look at the replies above about The President, and not this liberal Demonrat bigoted Mexifornian coward….Trump-lives in their brains and it is a GAS !!!

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