Eric Orgen said he, his wife, and 16-year-old his daughter had just left a synagogue in Bal Harbour, which is a village located in Miami-Dade County, and were walking on the sidewalk when a group of men driving by started shouting and throwing garbage at them, Fox News reported.
When speaking about the incident, Orgen told WPEC-TV of West Palm Beach:
“They just started screaming some derogatory things towards Jewish people out the window,”
“My first thought was just making sure my wife and daughter were behind me so I could take the brunt of anything that was going to happen.”
An armed citizen in Miami, Florida, intervened and saved a Jewish family that was allegedly under attack after leaving their synagogue. https://t.co/tUiTfoUTUB
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Orgen told the station the men said things like, “Free Palestine!,” “Die Jew!” “F– you Jew,” and “I’m gonna rape your wife.”
According to Orgen, a man driving behind the vehicle witnessed the attack and jumped into action. The man pulled out his firearm and stepped between the vehicle and the family, causing the individuals in the car to drive off.