Muslim teen helps police catch man who assaulted Jewish woman

A Muslim high school student helped NYPD catch a man on a Brooklyn train who slapped an Orthodox Jewish woman in the face. Rayvon Jones, 31, struck a woman who was reading a book on a Coney Island-bound Q train near the Newkirk Ave. station just before 8 p.m. Ahmed Khalifa, 17, said the woman’s glasses smashed and she fell to the ground, unconscious for a few seconds. 

“It was a very hard slap, I almost could feel the slap,” he said. “He was 6-foot-6, and a very big, big guy.” The woman was taken to Methodist Hospital in stable condition with a cut on her lip, swelling and bruising. Jones, who the report said is homeless, fled the train and Khalifa yelled to the conductor to help. “A lady told me to run after the guy,” he said “It took me a while to catch up. He started sprinting.” 

That was when a bystander asked Khalifa what had happened, and allowed him to get in his car to follow the man. The group found Jones as he boarded a bus, but waited until police arrived. While in custody, Jones reportedly kicked the police car so hard the doors wouldn’t open. “Some people are like ‘she's Jewish, why did you help her,’” the Ohio State-hopeful said. 

“I'm like everyone is equal. I treat everyone the same way. “It was just something anybody should do. It's not that big of a deal to me.” Jones has been charged with assault.
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