By COLlive reporter
A Jewish resident of Crown Heights is warning about a man who was seen hanging out near 770, and began speaking to him about ‘comparative religion’ studies.
“I was sitting on Eastern Parkway, not too far from 770, and this man sat next to me. He started a conversation, and after some time I began to suspect he may be a missionary,” the Lubavitcher told COLlive.com.
The man is described as about 5″11, with blondish hair, and had a Dutch accent. He was wearing a blue shirt.
“He was holding a coffee from a kosher cafe and was talking about Chabad and Tanya, so at first I didn’t realize,” the bochur said. “He was very friendly and asked me what I was learning. But it was very sneaky because then he started commenting on what I said I was learning and said he studies ‘comparative religion.'”
“I asked him straight up if he is a missionary, and he replied, ‘every good Christian has some missionary in them.'”
“Eventually, he told me, ‘we have a place not too far from here with lunch and bible learning,'” the Lubavitcher said.
“I thought it would be important to spread this information and warn people to be wary of who you get into conversations with,” he said.