This story took place on Monday, 7 Teves 5772, Chadrei Chareidim reports; on board a Jerusalem Number 4 non-mehadrin bus traveling from Katamon to city center. It involves a girl, a daughter of an Erlau chossid whose name is on file but not being publicized.
The young girl was traveling to her Beis Yaakov school located on Sorotzkin Street. When the bus got to Keren HaYesod Street a young non-religious appearing male approached her and began a verbal assault, which included “I am going to kill chareidim. I have a plan. This afternoon, when you go home together with your girlfriends, I will come with my friends and we are going to give you girls a beating”.
After the verbal tirade he spat at her and the hysterical girl ran to the driver and asked to get off the bus immediately. The driver, who appeared apathetic according to the girl, explained he simply cannot stop in between official bus stops. When the bus arrived at the next stop she did get off but the young male made sure to get in another frightening look to intimidate her.
The driver apparently realized it had gone too far, and he turned to the delinquent male and reprimanded him. The young man threatened to kill the driver.
When the girl arrived in school, she immediately telephoned home to explain what had transpired. Her father went to the Moriah Police Station that afternoon to file a complaint. Police appeared to take his report quite seriously, showing the girl a number of photos in the hope that she could identify her assailant. She did just that, and police promised the young man would be taken into custody.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)