PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Police say the man caught on video urinating in front of the doors of a synagogue in the Somerton section of Philadelphia has turned himself in.
Police say 23-year-old Sheidali Dzhalilov of the 2100 block of Hoffnagle Street turned himself into the Northeast Detective Division on Tuesday around 7 p.m.READ MORE: Philadelphia Mother Pleading To Find Driver Who Struck Son In Hit-And-Run, 'Guardian Angel' Who Found Him
Dzhalilov has been charged with ethnic intimidation, indecent exposure, disorderly conduct and other related charges.
The incident happened at 12:30 a.m. Sunday at the Congregation Beth Solomon at 198 Tomlinson Rd.READ MORE: Philadelphia's Evil Genius Beer Company Giving Out Free Beers To Those Getting Vaccinated In May
Police say the man approached the front doors of the synagogue, made an obscene gesture in the direction of a camera, and then proceeded to urinate on the walls and sidewalk in front of the synagogue’s doors.
Authorities say he then got into the passenger seat of a white four-door sedan and fled the scene.
The Anti-Defamation League says this is the third time in less than a year the synagogue has been vandalized.MORE NEWS: Friday Night In New Jersey Looks Like Something Out Of 2019 As Restrictions Eased
“We are revolted by this most recent display of anti-Semitism in Northeast Philadelphia,” said Nancy K. Baron-Baer, the group’s regional director. “We’ve seen vandalism targeting Jewish institutions in the region before, but this latest incident turns the stomach. The amount of hate a person must feel to desecrate a house of worship in this way is incomprehensible and contemptible.”