Five people have been charged with bias intimidation after allegedly pelting two Jewish teens with eggs in New Jersey.
The two Orthodox Jewish boys, ages 15 and 17, were walking early Thursday in Ocean County when they were hit with a barrage of eggs thrown from a Jeep, Lakewood Police Chief Robert Lawson told the Asbury Park Press.
Lawson said the Jeep had several male occupants and that before driving off one of them told the teens, “You better move on you Jew boys.”
A police officer soon spotted the vehicle a few blocks away. Lawson said the driver of the Jeep admitted they were responsible for throwing the eggs.
The occupants — three adults and two juveniles — were each charged with bias intimidation and harassment. They were issued summonses and released, Lawson said.
“This has happened before where kids from surrounding towns, Toms River, Howell, Jackson and Brick, come into Lakewood and think its fun to harass the Orthodox,” Lawson told the newspaper. “We have a zero tolerance for this kind of thing.”
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