in the early hours of Tuesday, August 8th, Farid Grill Halal Food Truck, based in Astoria, New York, was pelted with rotten eggs, the police are invesitgating the incident as a hate crime.
The owner of the food truck, 56-year-old Farid el-Baghdadi, contacted police after a suspect pelted eggs at him and his food truck. The rotten eggs had rubber bands wrapped around them with notes attached, the notes read, "F*** Arab. F*** Muslim," and "Go back to your country,". Similar incidents occurred in the past few weeks on three separate occasions.
Farid told PIX11 that he doesn't want the culprit in jail he just wants answers, "I'm scared."
The food truck, located at 25-15 Steinway Street, near 25th Avenue, has been apart of the community since 2013
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public also can submit tips by logging onto nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting 274637 (CRIMES), then entering TIP577. All tips are strictly confidential.