Brooklyn man faces hate crime charges for four separate incidents in Manhattan

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A Brooklyn man was indicted for allegedly committing several hate crimes in Manhattan.

Skiboky Store, 40, allegedly assaulted, stalked and harassed strangers in a series of anti-female, anti-white, and antisemitic incidents. He was charged with three counts of assault as a hate crime, one count of stalking as a hate crime, and one count of aggravated harassment.

“Skiboky Stora allegedly committed a series of hate-motivated incidents against several individuals based on their perceived gender, race and religion,” said District Attorney Bragg. “Much of what defines our city is respect and acceptance of all people. Nobody should have to fear for their safety because of their identity. I thank our prosecutors for their unwavering commitment in seeking justice for these victims.”   

According to court documents, at 8 a.m. on Sept. 20, 2023, a 17-year-old white student walked past Stora near West 17th Street and 8th Avenue in Chelsea. As he walked by, Stora allegedly elbowed the student in the neck, causing pain, and said in substance, “You people think you can do whatever the f— you want.” 

Then, at 8:10 a.m. on Oct. 26, 2023 a 37-year-old fair-skinned woman walked past Stora in the same vicinity as before and as she passed, Stora allegedly elbowed the victim’s left shoulder, causing pain and bruising.

Stora allegedly struck again on Nov. 18, 2023 at 9:30 a.m. when a 28-year-old woman and her 28-year-old husband, a white, Jewish couple, were walking their dogs in Union Square. As they approached East 15th Street and 5th Avenue, the woman allegedly saw Stora tearing down posters of kidnapped Israeli hostages and took a picture of him. After noticing the couple, Stora allegedly began to follow them around and shouted anti-white and antisemitic remarks, including, “F— you white boy.” 

A Good Samaritan let the victims into her building to get them away from Stora, who allegedly followed them into the lobby shouting in substance, “Die, Jews, Die!” 

Then, on March 25, 2024, a 23-year-old white woman was walking near West 17th Street and 7th Avenue in Chelsea at 10:20 a.m. As she passed Stora, he allegedly struck her in the head, causing her to fall to the ground. As a result, the victim suffered pain and swelling to the left side of her head. 

Following a joint investigation conducted by the NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force and the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, Stora was arrested two days after the most recent incident.