- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 15, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - Authorities have arrested a 14-year-old boy for allegedly toppling a menorah near Gracie Mansion.

WCBS-TV (https://cbsloc.al/1lLcnQ8 ) says the boy reportedly told authorities he knocked over the 100-pound menorah twice this month because he was bored.

It happened in Carl Schurz Park on the Upper East Side on Dec. 5 and Dec. 6.

The boy has been charged with criminal mischief and a hate crime.

The menorah was righted and re-lit on Dec. 7. Mayor Bill de Blasio who attended the ceremony said it was important to “stand up” for what is right and “show our resilience.”


Information from: WCBS-TV, https://www.cbs2ny.com

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