By COLlive reporter
His only crime was playing ball.
A 12-year-old Jewish boy was attacked in broad daylight Wednesday by two teenage black males in Crown Heights.
He was playing ball at approximately 3:30 pm on President Street, just off Brooklyn Avenue, when he reached to the ground to pick up and ball and was struck on the head.
The attackers were two young teens, approximately 14-years-old, who were running by and punched him only to flee down Brooklyn Avenue.
The 71st Precinct of the New York Police Department said the case is being refereed to the Hate Crimes Task Force.
“The Jewish male suffered redness to the side if his face. No words were exchanged,” COLlive was told.