Brooklyn Yoga Studio Vandal Arrested

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Author: Dr. Eleanor Garner

Charges and Accusations

William Klare, a 40-year-old resident of the Bronx, has been apprehended by the New York Police Department (NYPD) and charged with multiple offenses, including burglary, criminal trespassing, aggravated harassment, and the malicious destruction of property; all considered as hate crimes.

Incident Details

According to NYPD officials, on July 18th, Klare unlawfully entered “Yoga Hell,” a yoga studio situated in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn. Within the premises, he vandalized a chalkboard by drawing a Nazi swastika, damaged sacred religious artifacts, and stole prayer documents. Following the incident, Klare promptly fled the scene.


The NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force diligently investigated the incident. Their meticulous efforts led to the identification and apprehension of Klare, who was subsequently charged with the aforementioned hate crimes.


This arrest highlights the NYPD’s unwavering commitment to combating hate crimes and protecting the well-being of all citizens. The incident’s ramifications extend beyond physical damage, as it symbolizes a blatant attack on religious freedom and cultural diversity.

Additional Information

  • Klare’s alleged actions have caused distress within the yoga community and the broader Sheepshead Bay neighborhood.
  • The NYPD continues to investigate the incident and urges anyone with relevant information to come forward.

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