A Jewish man who was punched in the face in an unprovoked attack in Crown Heights Thursday was able to get the better of his attacker.
At 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, a male member of the Crown Heights Jewish community was walking near 617 Brooklyn Avenue when he was approached by 2 black males who asked him for the time.
The Jewish male took out his cell phone and told them the time, and while he was putting the phone back in his pocket one of the black males punched him in the face “for unknown reasons,” police said.
The Jewish man was able to apprehend one of the suspects, who was arrested and brought to the 71st Precinct.
The NYPD is currently investigating the crime as a possible hate crime incident, a police source said.