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Brooklyn, NY - Borough Park Bakery Owner Criticizes NYPD For Lame Response To Emergency Call

Published on: July 28, 2016 09:54 PM
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Pesach Hirsch, owner of the bakery ( Courtesy)Pesach Hirsch, owner of the bakery ( Courtesy)

Brooklyn, NY - The owner of a Brooklyn bakery took the local police precinct to task after a 911 call to report a violent individual in his store received a belated telephone response.

The incident took place at the Korn’s Bakery on 18th Avenue and 43rd Street, just three blocks from the 70th Precinct station house.  Pesach Hirsch, owner of the bakery, said that he called 911 at 8 AM this morning after an emotionally disturbed man grabbed the cash register and began throwing money while screaming at customers, according to reports in the Daily News.

While Hirsch was expecting uniformed officers to respond to his store, he said that police contacted him by phone, nearly 30 minutes later, to find out if the man was still there.

An irate Hirsch slammed police for their halfhearted response, noting that police had no way of knowing if the man was armed and if anyone in the bakery was in immediate danger.


“If this was someone illegally parking outside they would have been here in a minute,” said Hirsch.

A spokesperson at the NYPD’s Office of the Deputy Commissioner of Public Information said that they had no record of any 911 call received in regard to the incident.

Assemblyman Dov Hikind said that he had not been made aware of the incident at Korn’s but that police from the 70th Precinct typically respond quickly to 911 calls.

“We have meetings every week to make sure that things are running smoothly,” Hikind told VIN News.  “There may have been problems with slow response times in the past but I haven’t heard of anything like this in years.”

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 Jul 28, 2016 at 10:02 PM common-cense Says:

Next time call Shomrim, duh


 Jul 28, 2016 at 11:52 PM jay Says:

Something stinks with this story it dosent make sense on neither side


 Jul 29, 2016 at 12:28 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #1  
common-cense Says:

Next time call Shomrim, duh

Cense???use a dictionary or spell check


 Jul 29, 2016 at 08:20 AM GevalDigeh Says:

The precinct is in fact three blocks away but it's not like the cops are sitting in the precinct and waiting for calls. They are all over. Summer time is a very busy season and they have a lot of calls. Someone I know was listening to the radio. At that same time there was a cop calling for help on church Ave and east 18 st for a shooting that happened. Which place do you think the cops will respond first ? Disorderly person in bakery ? Or a shooter that actually shot on church Ave ?? After looking for that person the cops went back to the bakery, explained mr hirch why they had a delay. Mr hirch seems to just want a little attention for his relative new bakery in the area.


 Jul 29, 2016 at 09:28 AM AuthenticSatmar Says:

This makes absolute sense. Many times police will ask the dispatcher to call back to confirm.


 Jul 29, 2016 at 10:07 AM Butterfly Says:

311 does not work-- maybe 911 does not work either??


 Jul 29, 2016 at 10:53 AM klazno4 Says:

There is no 18th ave and 43rd Street in Brooklyn. 18th Avenue streets skip from 45 to East 2. Is this the bakery that's between East 2nd and McDonald Ave?


 Jul 29, 2016 at 02:17 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #3  
Anonymous Says:

Cense???use a dictionary or spell check

Duh, You missed the whole point !!!


 Jul 29, 2016 at 02:54 PM kenyaninwhitehouse Says:

of course there is "no record" of this call, when you have the fox guarding the sheep what do you expect, ever since the NYPD became "diverse" it wont really downhill.


 Jul 29, 2016 at 04:38 PM Aaron_Tyk Says:

Based on complaints my office has received, the truth of the matter is this is a real problem in the 66 and 70 precincts. To what extent it is retribution for the shomrim fiasco (which brought down senior officers of those precincts), is subject to an individuals conjecture. Credit is due to the senior administration of the NYPD which is currently investigating this matter.


 Jul 31, 2016 at 10:37 AM Anonymous Says:

obviously, this business owner knows nothing about what to tell 911 to g et them there right away, without actually lying.


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