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Police: Briarcliff Seniors Scuffle Over Menorah

North State Road residents reportedly fought over whether to keep a menorah out after Hanukkah.

A pre-Christmas dispute has carried over into January, according to Briarcliff Manor Police.

On Saturday, Dec. 22, police received a 911 call from a North State Road resident who said she was engaged in a verbal dispute with a fellow resident.

The woman, 79, told an officer who responded to the address that she wanted to put away the building's menorah "in respect for her faith."

Other residents, the woman alleged, wanted to keep the menorah out.

Police advised all parties involved to notify building management of the dispute.

The following day, at 4:31 p.m., the same woman called police again and said she was suffering from back pain after another resident struck her.

The caller told police she had attempted to move the menorah and another woman took the menorah from her before hitting her.

Police advised the woman the steps needed to obtain an order of protection through the village.

Then, on Thursday, Jan. 3, a resident of the same building contacted police and said the woman who had complained earlier had threatened her while she was "on mail duty."

The initial complainant, according to the caller, "pointed her finger and said, 'I'm not done with you.'"

Police said the incident may have been related to the menorah-related confrontation.

Arthur Vecchiotti January 08, 2013 at 09:08 PM
Like little children fighting over their candy. GROW UP !!
Joe Taxpayer January 08, 2013 at 10:11 PM
Good use of police resources. Thank you, ladies for being such a good example to others in the community. A fitting Hebrew statement would be appropriate here but..........
JHL January 09, 2013 at 11:53 AM
What would be the "fitting Hebrew statement," a-hole? Something like "those Jews have more money and I hate them" type of statement?

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