Police: NY Man Turns Off Lights on Jewish Co-Worker, Says You're 'in the Gas Chamber Now' - NBC New York

Police: NY Man Turns Off Lights on Jewish Co-Worker, Says You're 'in the Gas Chamber Now'

The store's owner says he was fired and the woman has quit

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    Police: NY Man Turns Off Lights on Jewish Co-Worker, Says You're 'in the Gas Chamber Now'
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    What to Know

    • An NY man has been charged after allegedly turning off lights in a store cooler and telling a Jewish co-worker she was "in the gas chamber"

    • William Sullivan, of Saugerties, is accused of aggravated harassment in the March 11 incident at a health food store in Ulster

    • He was fired from the store, the owner said, and the woman quit

    An upstate New York man has been charged after he turned off the lights in a store's cooler and told a Jewish co-worker standing inside that she was "in the gas chamber now," authorities say. 

    William Sullivan, of Saugerties, is accused of aggravated harassment in the March 11 incident at a health food store in Ulster, Gov. Cuomo and New York State Police Superintendent Keith Corlett said Friday. 

    The employee was in the store cooler that day with another co-worker when Sullivan appeared in the doorway, shut off the lights, made the anti-Semitic remark and insulted her Jewish faith, officials said. 

    The store's owner tells the Daily Freeman that Sullivan was fired and the woman has quit. 

    It wasn't immediately clear if Sullivan had an attorney. 

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