Cops looking into bias incident after bacon is left at SI park ahead of Ramadan celebration
By JESSICA SIMEONE
An end of Ramadan celebration was tainted yesterday when guests discovered three packages of uncooked bacon in a Staten Island park in what police are saying is a possible bias incident.
The revelers gathered in New Dorp Beach Park for the Eid-ul-Fitr when the pork product was discovered near the football field at 7:30 a.m., police said.
“On a website associated with this celebration was some derogatory comments,” said Police Commissioner Ray Kelly in a press conference today.
“This has been determined to be a bias event,” Kelly said.
The statements were made by a person who identified himself as “007 Midland."
“We are attempting to locate the individual who made the comments on the web site,” Kelly said.