Man Arrested for Stealing Clothes from Mikvah

This morning, some men who were using the Mikvah at Eliyahu Nochum Shul on Lefferts Ave. were shocked upon returning to the dressing room to find that several articles of their clothing were missing.

One man’s pants were missing, another’s glasses and yet a third couldn’t find his Yarmulka or hat.

One quick-thinking yungerman remembered seeing a disheveled-looking stranger in the Mikvah as he had come in. He ran outside and, lucky enough, the man was still there – and wearing his shirt!

Soon enough the other missing articles were discovered, either in the man’s personal shopping cart or being worn by him.

Many remembered this man as the culprit behind a similar incident that had occurred about a month earlier. In that incident a pair of Tefilin were stolen in addition to other articles of clothing. Thankfully, the man had been caught then as well and the items were returned.

Being that this was a second-time offence, the victims determined that an arrest and criminal charges were warranted.

Police were called, and the man was taken to the 71st Precinct, where one of the victims filed out a crime report.

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23 Comments

  • 6. Reb Dovid wrote:

    Lol, this reminds me of that jewish isreali movie, I think the Grampa one, i forget the name. Where clothes were stolen from the mikveh.

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    • 7. Bl wrote:

      DONT Call me grandpa!!!
      Zhish ish my nephew tzvika.
      So you are a rabbi? Can you tell me something about the parsha? Oh the Knesset anti Semites anti Semites I tell you.

    • 8. Blast from the past wrote:

      DONT Call me grandpa!!!
      Zhish ish my nephew tzvika.
      So you are a rabbi? Can you tell me something about the parsha? Oh the Knesset anti Semites anti Semites I tell you.

      That thing was hilarious just because of how horrible it was made

  • 14. that is sad wrote:

    Poor guy, can you imagine if you had to resort to stealing clothing? Not that it is okay, but people dont steal clothing just because… He could also be mentally unstable, or it was so cold that he wanted to be put in jail so he didnt freeze to death.

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  • 17. Shimon wrote:

    What a shame!!! I know him. He pulled into 770 before Tishrei and he wanted to daven and get involved. I saw him before Yom tov collecting gelt for food and medicine. I think he’s not bad just unstable and got caught up with stealing basics (second hand clothing nebach!) in order to survive. He should NOT be charged just put into an institution etc. call for more info 347-410-2650 jail i for the bad guys!!! NOT for yiddishe people who made a mistake.

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  • 18. i agree wrote:

    I agree with 14 yes it is wrong of him, but if it came to the stage the shirt he took he is wearing he must have been desperate. Does he have family, home children??????? I am sure a bundle of clean clothes in this weather he would be grateful

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  • 19. moshe wrote:

    He allsow tride stealing a pair of tiffilin. and walked off with tow pairs of glasses and a pair of tziztit

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  • 20. freezing! wrote:

    its freezing in NY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Give him a break! He’s probable homeless and needs some warmth!

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  • 23. same guy wrote:

    it looks like the same guy who was stealing from Razag wedding hall, someone should check that video and compare.

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