Man to face judge in anti-Semitic vandalism case

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The man, who police suspect targeted a Jewish deli and bakery in Nob Hill with anti-Semitic vandalism, is expected to appear in federal court Monday.

Nosh Deli and Bakery was hit three times in three weeks by anti-Semitic vandalism in late January and early February.

On Saturday, the FBI announced that special agents arrested 58-year-old John Ng of Albuquerque, in connection with the anti-Semitic notes.

According to newly-released court documents, a neighbor of 58-year-old John Ng reported that it might be him, after a conversation they had in the common area.

The neighbor says Ng had a black eye and blamed it on the Jews, saying they had put something in his food making him black out.

The neighbor saw news reports about the vandalism and recalls hearing something about a black eye in one of the notes.

The FBI says when they interviewed Ng, he admitted to the vandalism, saying Jews have been drugging him for 20 years.

He also said he couldn’t promise he wouldn’t post notes like this again.

Ng is charged with a hate crime, a federal offense. He faces up to a year in prison.

Last month, a vigil was held where community members sported anti-hate messages. Albuquerque Police even set up cameras outside the restaurant.

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