Police investigating after man caught on video vandalizing Thornhill synagogue



York Regional Police are investigating a “hate-motivated crime” after the front doors of a synagogue in Thornhill were smashed in an apparent outburst of anti-Semitic violence caught on camera.


The vandalism happened in the area of Bathurst St. and Worth Blvd. around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Surveillance videos posted by Rabbi Mendel Kaplan on Facebook show a man in a dark coat run up to the walkway in front of the Chabad Flamingo building, pick up what appears to be a large rock off the ground, and hurl it against the glass door with enough force that the rock split in two upon rebounding.

The suspect initially walked away, but came back less than a minute later, running back up the steps to pick up a fragment of the original projectile and throw it point blank at the same door before finally walking away.

Read more

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.