Suspect Christina Darling, a 21-year-old student at St. Francis College in Brooklyn, was busted Friday morning and charged with aggravated harassment and menacing, both as hate crimes, and acting in a manner injurious to a child, NYPD Hate Crimes said.
The suspect’s distraught mother told The Post on Friday that her daughter “has mental problems.”
“She needs to get help, it’s not like she hates Jews,” mom Michelle Darling insisted.
But the suspect’s former flame from high school, Shayne Yorrick, told The Post that his ex always had issues with Hasidic Jews.
“I know she had a thing against Hasidic Jews, but I never knew it was this severe,” Yorrick told The Post of Christina Darling on Friday. “She would bad-mouth and talk down on them. She said they were annoying, that they don’t deserve to be around and should all go back to Israel – things along those lines.”
A former classmate at James Madison High School in Sheepshead Bay, where Darling graduated in 2018, told The Post that the suspect was known to be a “little off” — once even pretending her mother was dead in an attempt to get attention from others.
The ex-classmate, now a student at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, said Darling also had been accused of being bigoted by some while in high school.