Last week, Assemblyman Hikind’s office received a call from a constituent regarding a family member who had traveled from Montreal to Boro Park via bus and was in great distress. He said that when his bus made a scheduled stop in Suffern, NY, at Wal-Mart on Rt. 59, a passenger had gotten off and proceeded to unload his own luggage from beneath the bus… but in so doing so he also apparently removed a suitcase that belonged to our constituent’s relative, who wasn’t the wiser until his bus pulled into Boro Park at 5 am when he noted that his luggage was gone.
Wal-Mart was called and a manager confirmed that a suitcase was indeed left outside their store, but the manager reported that he’d thrown “the empty” luggage into a compactor. What was missing was a shtreimel, tallis, t’fillin as well as gifts and other personal articles. The manager said that the compactor could not be opened.
Assemblyman Hikind’s office wasted no time in contacting Rabbi Berish Freilich who, in turn, contacted the Ramapo Chief of Police. Permission was granted to open the compactor and while the gifts and other personal items were missing, the valuable shtreimel, tallis and t’fillin were recovered, B”H.
“I want to personally thank Rabbi Freilich for his quick assistance, as well as the Ramapo Police Department and the Chaverim, who were all instrumental in helping recover these valuable missing items,” said Assemblyman Hikind.
(Studio B – YWN)