Williamsburg Mezuzah Torcher Held for Violating Order of Protection


rubThe following is a report by DNA Info:

The man suspected of torching a dozen mezuzahs in Williamsburg was being held Thursday for violating an order of protection while cops continued to question him about the fires, sources said Thursday.

Ruben Ubiles — who has been arrested about 50 times, most recently for stabbing his girlfriend’s foot — was taken into custody Wednesday morning and taken to Brooklyn’s 81st Precinct stationhouse in Bedford-Stuyvesant, where he was questioned about the burned religious objects.

But he had yet to be charged with the fires as of Thursday afternoon. Sources said that while surveillance video places him in the building at the time of incident, investigators had not uncovered evidence directly linking him to the crime.