Former NYPD cop arrested for anti-Semitic graffiti

Posted By on May 5, 2014

The anti-Semitic graffiti spray-painted in one of the citys largest Hasidic communities was the work of a former cop, authorities said Sunday.

Michael Setiawan, who quit the NYPD after two years on the job, allegedly went on his hate-fueled rampage in Brooklyns Borough Park on Saturday night as his victims were celebrating Sabbath.

He was charged with 19 counts of criminal mischief and aggravated harassment as hate crimes.

NYPD detectives remove Michael Setiawan from an ambulance at the 66th Precinct in Borough Park, Brooklyn after he was arrested for spray painting anti-Semitic messages on cars an buildings.Photo: William Miller

Police said he used red spray paint to scrawl, Fk you Jew, and Jews aint st on cars, and buildings, including a Jewish school, the Bnos Zion Bobov yeshiva.

Setiawan, 36, had worked at the 69th Precinct in Canarsie until he resigned in 2007.

He was busted Sunday morning at his Queens home after cops tracked him down using surveillance videos that showed his face and the license plate of his car.

After spending some nine hours in the 66th Precinct station house in Brooklyn, Setiawan, looking disheveled in a hooded sweat shirt and jeans, was moved to a hospital for psychiatric evaluation.

Am I going home? he asked cops who put him in the ambulance.

Asked by a reporter if hes an anti-Semite, he answered, No.

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