After allegedly setting a fire on the doorstep of a tenant who was past due on their rent at 365 Marcy Ave, Yehuda Herskovic (who is said to have been working on behalf of landlord Naftali Steinmetz) is being arraigned on second-degree arson charges now that he has returned from skipping town for the past year. From The NY Post:
Yehuda Herskovic, 57, allegedly sent Moses Greenfeld, who lives at 356 Marcy Ave., a series of typo-filled texts last November in an effort to strong arm him into paying rent he owed.
“By 4 [o’clock] you will not be able to liv [sic],” Herskovic wrote, according to a criminal complaint.
Then, he added: “In apartment, don’t many [sic] any mistake. Iam [sic] sirios [sic] two minutes is up … I am almost their [sic], I am here, I have put on fire.”
Herskovic is charged with second-degree arson, a felony punishable by up to 25 years in prison, for setting fire to cardboard outside Greenfeld’s second-floor apartment.
I cannot confirm if the tenant responded “new phone who this?” to the above text messages.