Jew Drifter Sets Off Nationwide Hi-Jinks
A man suspected of using a never-before-seen launcher to fire a projectile at a California synagogue was nabbed by the FBI in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, after he apparently sought shelter at, of all places, a Jewish center, officials said.
"A fellow in our community spotted him in the schul on Taylor Road in Cleveland Heights," said Rabbi Sruly Wolf. "The rabbi who spotted him called the Cleveland Heights police, who immediately responded and called the FBI."
According to the person who spotted Hirsch, the suspect in the California synagogue attack came into the Ohio schul Sunday night and asked another rabbi for a place to stay.
However, Hirsch would not provide the rabbis with the kind of information they required before they would give him a bed in their community center.
"Basically, I took him to get him dinner," said a rabbi involved in the apprehension, who asked not to be identified by name. "I kept on asking him questions. Things did not seem right. We decided to put him up in a local motel.