Hate Crime in Boulder – Jewish Man Beaten Bloody With Bar Glasses, 20 Stitches Needed

Two men were arrested in Boulder, Colorado this week for a hate crime against a Jewish man at the Sundown Saloon. Bryan Jamsheed Tayefeh and Yotam Monjack beat the victim with a bar glass after he refused to remove his yarmulke.

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Bryan Jamsheed Tayefeh beat a Jewish man bloody because he wouldn’t remove his yarmulke.

The Daily Camera reported:


Two men have been arrested and charged in what Boulder police said was a bias-motivated assault against a Jewish man at a bar on the Pearl Street Mall last month.

According to police a 22-year-old man said he was at the Sundown Saloon, 1136 Pearl St., at 12:30 a.m. Dec. 19 when three males approached him and told him to remove his yarmulke, a skullcap traditionally worn by Jewish men.

The man refused to remove the yarmulke, stating that he was Jewish.

One of the three men then struck the victim in the side of his head with a glass, shattering the glass and knocking the victim down. A second man then kicked the victim after he fell down. The victim was taken to a local hospital with a laceration to his head that required 20 stitches.

A bouncer was able to hold one suspect, Bryan Jamsheed Tayefeh, 29, until police arrived. He was initially charged with second-degree assault on Dec. 19, but has since also been charged with bias-motivated crime after the Boulder County District Attorney’s Office reviewed the case.

A second suspect in the assault was identified as Yotam Monjack, 27. He was arrested on Jan. 8 upon returning from a trip to Costa Rica and also faces second-degree assault and bias-motivated crime

Both charges are felony counts.

The second suspect Yotam Monjack is an Israeli Jew.

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Bryan Jamsheed Tayefeh is seen in a mug shot from the Boulder County Jail. The mug shot of the second suspect, Yotam Monjack, was not available Friday. (Boulder County Sheriff’s Office)

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