A 37-year-old man acquitted of attempted murder charges after he shot four members the haredi Borough Park Shomrim street patrol in self-defense now says that his Shomrim attackers were yelling “Kill him, he’s a f–king Muslim!” and “I hope you die, you son of a bitch!” as they beat him.
Borough Park Shomrim Allegedly Mistook Alleged Sex Perv For Muslim, Attacked And Beat Him, Provoking Shooting
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
A 37-year-old man acquitted of attempted murder charges after he shot four members of the haredi Borough Park Shomrim street patrol in self-defense in 2010 has now exclusively told the New York Post that his Shomrim attackers were yelling, “Kill him, he’s a f–king Muslim!” and “I hope you die, you son of a bitch!” as they beat him.
David Flores said the mob of crazed hasidic attackers mistook him for a Muslim because he was wearing a small knit cap.
Flores is Christian.
He shot and lightly wounded four of the hasidic attackers – and himself – as he tried to fend off the attack.
Flores said he was driving from his childhood home to a nearby bakery when a hasidic driven van stopped short in front of him.
A mob of about 20 hasidic men swarmed his car and began banging on its windows and kicking its doors.
The hasidic mob allegedly believed Flores had been watching local children and masturbating in his car.
One member of that hasidic mob was waving a black gun, Flores said.
“They say, ‘Get him out of the car, he’s a f–king Muslim!’ They had this look that was just complete rage. They wanted my blood,” Flores reportedly said.
Flores panicked and opened a car door to try to escape. The hasidim yanked him out of the can and began pummeling him.
“They’re punching me and kicking me, and I’m being tossed like a rag doll. I took the safety off [the small .22 caliber gun he had in his pocket] and began firing. I wanted it to stop. I never wanted to hurt anybody,” Flores said.
A woozy, bloody, confused and badly beaten Flores reportedly had asked Emergency Medical Technicians who responded to the shooting to call police – even though police had already been on the scene for several minutes at that time.
Shomrim claims Flores shot first and made up a story to cover his actions later.
“He came out from his car shooting. Once he started shooting, he was jumped,” Borough Park Shomrim coordinator Jacob Daskal insisted. Daskal also claimed that no one yelled anything at Flores.
The jury did not find Shomrim’s claims convincing enough to convict Flores, who was acquitted in late November 2013 on all charges against him – except for one illegal-gun charge.
But that gun charge could net Flores – who was reportedly was arrested 20 times previously on various charges, including burglary and assault – as much as 15 years in prison.
Flores did not testify at his trial.