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Monsey Hanukkah Stabbing: 5 Wounded at Rabbi’s Home in N.Y. Suburb

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MONSEY, N.Y. — An intruder with a large knife burst into the home of a Hasidic rabbi in a New York suburb on Saturday night, stabbing and wounding five people just as they were gathering to light candles for Hanukkah, officials and a witness said.

It was a terrifying scene, the officials and witness reported, saying that the violence occurred at about 10 p.m. as numerous people were celebrating Hanukkah at the home of the rabbi, Chaim Rottenberg, in Monsey, which is in an area with a large population of ultra-Orthodox Jews.

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, visiting the rabbi’s home on Sunday morning, called the attack an “act of domestic terrorism.”

The New York Police Department said a suspect had been arrested in Harlem and was turned over to the authorities in Rockland County, which is northwest of New York City and where the attack took place.

The suspect was not immediately identified.

A witness, Aron Kohn, 65, who said he was in the rabbi’s home at the time, recalled that the rabbi was near the Hanukkah candles when the intruder stormed in.

“I was praying for my life,” Mr. Kohn said. “He started attacking people right away as soon as he came in the door. We didn’t have time to react at all.”

“We saw him pull a knife out of a case,” Mr. Kohn said. “It was about the size of a broomstick.”

Mr. Kohn said that after the attacker fled, he tried to enter a synagogue next door, Congregation Netzach Yisroel, which is led by Rabbi Rottenberg.

But people inside the synagogue apparently heard screams from the rabbi’s home and, fearful, locked the door so the attacker could not get in, Mr. Kohn said.

Michael B. Specht, town supervisor for Ramapo, which includes Monsey, said the suspect had been arrested in New York City in the 32nd Precinct, which covers Harlem.

Harlem is about 30 miles away from Monsey.

“Obviously, there’s been a history in the region of violent attacks upon the Orthodox community,” Mr. Specht said. “This is something very nightmarish to have happen in our town.”

Yossi Gestetner, a co-founder of the Orthodox Jewish Public Affairs Council, a group that covers New York and New Jersey, said one of the victims was the rabbi’s son.

“The house had many dozens of people in there,” Mr. Gestetner said in a phone interview. “It was a Hanukkah celebration.”

Peggy Green, a Monsey resident who is Jewish, said she was at the Evergreen Kosher Market at around 10 p.m. when she heard that there had been a stabbing nearby on Forshay Road.

Ms. Green said the market, which is usually open until midnight on Saturdays and was busy with people shopping for Hanukkah parties, closed early.

Ms. Green, who lives nearby, said she tried to drive near the rabbi’s home but found Forshay Road blocked off by a long line of ambulances and police cars.

“It’s very scary,” she said, of being Jewish in Rockland County, adding that she thinks synagogues should have more armed security.

Ed Day, county executive for Rockland County, condemned the attack.

“Law enforcement in Rockland will leave no stone unturned as they bring those guilty of this crime to swift and severe justice,” Mr. Day said in a statement.

Governor Cuomo said he had ordered the State Police hate crimes task force to investigate the stabbings.

The attack came after a surge in anti-Semitic violence in the New York region. On Friday, the police in New York City stepped up patrols in three Brooklyn neighborhoods after what officials called an “alarming” increase in incidents.

Last month, an Orthodox Jewish man was stabbed just steps away from a local synagogue as he was walking to morning prayers. The synagogue’s surveillance cameras showed a vehicle stopping near the man and then the attack on him, according to a manager there.

No one has been charged in that attack, and officials have not determined that it was a bias crime.

Rockland County, a collection of five towns northwest of New York City, has more than 300,000 people. About 31 percent of the population is Jewish, according to the state, and the county has one of the largest concentrations of ultra-Orthodox Jews in the country.

The ultra-Orthodox population has surged in recent years as Hasidic families from Queens and Brooklyn, priced out of their neighborhoods, moved to the suburbs.

“The community is terrified,” said Evan Bernstein, the New York regional director of the Anti-Defamation League, who was at the crime scene in Monsey on Saturday night. “They are very, very scared.”

Orthodox Jews in Monsey were already rattled by recent assaults against Jews that took place in the last week in Brooklyn, as well as a deadly anti-Semitic shooting at a kosher market in Jersey City this month, he said.

Three people, two of them Orthodox Jews, were killed at the market, which was at the center of a growing Hasidic Jewish community in Jersey City.

Officials later declared the attack an act of domestic terrorism and said it was fueled by the assailants’ anti-Semitic beliefs.

While officials have not yet said whether they are investigating the stabbing on Saturday night as a hate crime, Mr. Bernstein said Orthodox community members he had spoken with felt the circumstances made them feel as though they were being targeted.

“This spate of assaults that we saw this past week was unlike anything I’ve experienced in my six and a half years at the A.D.L.,” he said. “And then, to have that really bookended with what happened in Jersey City and now, here in Monsey.”

Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs contributed reporting.

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Texas boy sets front yard on fire after getting magnifying glass for Christmas, family says

Christmas went up in flames for a family in Texas, after a 12-year-old boy decided to use a magnifying glass for something other than reading.

Interior designer Nissa-Lynn Parson shared on Facebook how her family’s Christmas Day was “memorable to say the least” after her 12-year-old son used the magnifying glass he received as a present to try to light things on fire.

“Cayden asked for a magnifying glass for Christmas,” Parson said in a video posted to Facebook. “We thought, ‘Oh, he wants to magnify something.’ No, he wanted to see if he can make fire with it, and they did.”

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Cayden’s father, Justin Parson, told FOX4 that on Christmas morning when his son opened the magnifying glass he reacted with, “Yay, magnifying glass.”

“The other son in the background, ‘Yay, now we can light stuff on fire.’ And we’re like, oh dear,’” Justin Parson told the television station.

On a sunny Christmas Day, the 12-year-old and his two brothers went out to the driveway and burned a couple of holes in some newspaper. But after one of them dropped the now-burning paper, the blaze ended up spreading to the front yard of their home in the Dallas suburb of McKinney.

“Everything was under control until the boys came running into the house telling us that a corner of the lawn was on fire and the Christmas lights were melting!” Parson wrote. “Justin and I rushed outside to see the entire front lawn turning black!”

The fire quickly spread, generating a cloud of smoke within minutes that one of the couple’s sons said was “as high as the tree.”

Family members rushed to get buckets of water and blankets to smother the flames while also turning the sprinklers on to prevent the flames from spreading to their neighbor’s home.

“What a sight to see – a bunch of people running around crazy trying to put a front lawn fire out while wearing matching Christmas jammies!” Parson wrote on Facebook.

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The blaze ended up scorching the front yard of the family home, in addition to destroying some of the Christmas lights out front. The family, however, is grateful that no major damage or injuries resulted from the blaze.

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A 12-year-old boy in Texas ended up setting his front yard ablaze on Christmas day after using a magnifying glass to light a newspaper on fire. (Nissa-Lynn Parson via Storyful)

Nissa-Lynn Parson said after the incident on Christmas Day, the magnifying glass is now going to be strictly used in non-flammable situations.

“No burning, like, it is in house. I want it like only for reading or words,” she told FOX4, adding that her son now has some hard work of his own ahead

“They will definitely have yard work to do once spring comes,” she said Saturday.

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It appears that Cayden also learned a valuable lesson after the incident.

“I shouldn’t start any more fires,” he told FOX4.

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Cuomo calls machete attack at NY rabbi’s home during Hanukkah celebration an ‘act of terrorism’ as other politicians react

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo called the attack by a machete-wielding man at a Hanukkah celebration at a New York rabbi’s home Saturday night an “act of terrorism” and challenged his state to fight the rise of anti-Semitism and hate.

Standing out the home of Rabbi Chaim Rottenberg in the town of Monsey on Sunday morning, Cuomo called the hatred on display the night before “an American cancer in the body politic.”

“This is intolerance meets ignorance meets illegality,” he said, adding: “This is an intolerant time in this country. We see anger. We see hatred exploding.”

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No one was reported killed after the Rockland County attack, but several were injured – including the rabbi’s son –  in what was the latest of nearly a dozen incidents of violence against Jews in the area in recent weeks, including eight in Brooklyn and a deadly shooting in Jersey City.

Monsey – a town of about 18,000 residents some 35 miles north of New York City – had seen a previous attack just last month, when a 30-year-old man on his way to morning prayers was beaten and stabbed, The Journal News of Rockland County reported.

As of Saturday night, the NYPD’s Counterterrorism Bureau said it was “closely monitoring” Saturday’s attack in Monsey. Gov. Cuomo said in an earlier statement that he was “directing the State Police hate crimes task force to immediately investigate and to use every tool available to hold the attacker accountable to the fullest extent of the law.”

NEW YORK JEWS CONTINUE HANUKKAH CELEBRATIONS AFTER STABBING AT RABBI’S HOME THAT LEFT 5 WOUNDED 

In the wake of the attack, other local political figures and presidential hopefuls spoke out against the recent wave of anti-Semitism.

New York Attorney General Letitia James also weighed in, stating that she was “deeply disturbed” by the Saturday night attack, that she has “zero tolerance for acts of hate of any kind.”

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, whose city has seen an uptick in such attacks, vowed to prevent this from becoming “the new normal,” saying the city will “use every tool we have to stop these attacks once and for all.”

De Blasio’s statement came after Congressman Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., blamed local leadership and a “culture of acceptance” for being contributing factors in the rise of attacks against Jews.

“The violent anti-Semitic attacks in NYC are being caused by raw hate, feckless leadership, a culture of acceptance, education & promotion of anti-Semitism, & lowering quality of life,” Zeldin tweeted.

Sunday morning, Cuomo promised to do more than just speak out.

“At the end of the day, it’s not just about words, it’s about action. And we have seen enough in New York,” he said. “This is violence spurred by hate. It is mass violence and I consider this an act of domestic terrorism.”

Cuomo said that in the new year, he will propose measures to punish perpetrators of acts like these as terrorists.

In addition to government action, the Guardian Angels watch group, founded by Curtis Sliwa in 1979, stated that they will be patrolling Jewish neighborhoods in Brooklyn on Sunday, NBC News reported.

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also stated, “We will cooperate however possible with the local authorities in order to assist in defeating this phenomenon,” offering “best wishes for recovery to the wounded.”

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Democratic presidential candidates Andrew Yang and Julian Castro expressed their support for the Jewish community.

“Anti-Semitism is a horrifying scourge that has no place in America,” Yang tweeted. “We must do all we can to prevent, punish and investigate these crimes and protect all who gather and worship in peace.”

“My thoughts are with the Jewish community as they cope with what appears to be another hateful attack on their humanity during Hanukkah,” Castro said. “We must combat the rise of anti-Semitism and hate.”

Fox News’ Dom Calicchio and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Davis stops Gamboa in 12th, wins WBA lightweight title

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Gervonta Davis could tell early on that Yuriorkis Gamboa wouldn’t go down easily, so Davis decided to be patient and wear him down.

“I wasn’t pressed for the knockout,” Davis said. “Once I seen I was hurting him and he wasn’t getting out of there, I just had to touch him up and win the rounds.”

Davis stayed unbeaten in his career with a 12th-round stoppage of Gamboa to win a lightweight title Saturday night.

Fighting past the ninth round for the first time, Davis (23-0, 22 KOs) showed why his nickname is Tank, releasing a barrage of punches in the final round before a left uppercut to the head ended the fight at the 1:44 mark when referee Jack Reiss called it.

Davis, becoming a two-division champion in his adopted hometown, dropped Gamboa three times. He landed a left hand to knock the veteran down in the final seconds of the eighth, bringing fans in the lower bowl at sold-out State Farm arena to their feet.

“I showed I’m an elite fighter,” Davis said. “I’m not trying to rush it and get him out of there and wind up getting caught. That was my main focus going in. Not trying to rush it. Touch him up and show the people I have skills.”

Atlanta rapper Lil Baby performed alongside Davis as he made his entrance for the main event. It didn’t take long for Davis to energize the fans, using a double-jab and a left hand to drop Gamboa at the 1:36 mark of the second.

At 25, Davis is entering his prime and moving up to lightweight for the first time. He gave the 38-year-old Gamboa a beating in the fifth with left uppercuts, but the Cuban had plenty of punch resistance.

Reiss called a brief timeout before the start of the third when Gamboa complained about an issue with his right shoe. His corner retied the shoe before the start of the fourth and taped it heavily before the start of the fifth.

Stacy McKinley, Gamboa’s assistant trainer, said his fighter “had his ankle or his Achilles heel all messed up. They wanted to stop the fight and I said, ‘No.’ I told him to get locked in and do the best you can.”

Davis, a southpaw, won Atlanta’s first world championship fight since Evander Holyfield successfully defended his heavyweight belts against Vaughn Bean 21 years ago.

“My thing was to go out there, touch him up, not get hit and break him down,” Davis said. “I believe if I would’ve touched him to the body more that I would’ve gotten him out of there early, but lesson learned. I put on a great performance for the fans. I’m grateful.”

Davis had a dramatic Friday, getting fined by the Georgia State Athletic Commission for missing weight when he tipped the scales at 136.2 pounds and taking the two extra hours he needed to make 134 3/4. He also shoved Gamboa at the faceoff, setting off a ruckus on the stage, though both boxers quickly departed.

Davis’ next fight is undecided. Super lightweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko of Ukraine said in April that he wants a match, and Davis said last month that he’s ready, too. But a more likely possibility is Davis returning to 130 pounds to face Mexico’s Léo Santa Cruz.

“I don’t feel like nobody above me,” Davis said. “I’m the cash cow, I believe, so at 135 or 130, I’m selling out arenas, putting butts in the seats. I don’t think (Lomachenko is) doing that. Line him up. I’m a fighter. I’m willing to fight anybody. I’m ready.”

Davis’ handlers have cautiously laid out his career, and Gamboa, a former unified featherweight champion and 2004 Olympic gold medalist at flyweight, was one of Davis’ toughest matchups to date despite being past his prime.

The approach has worked to help Davis stay unbeaten and build his brand. Davis had one fight last into the ninth, in his 14th bout against Luis Sanchez of Mexico four years ago.

Davis’ past three fights lasted no longer than three rounds. His TKO of Argentine Jesús Cuellar in the third in April 2018 won Davis the WBA super featherweight title. His next fight, 11 months ago against Mexico’s Hugo Ruiz, a late replacement, marked his eighth career first-round knockout and his first as a card headliner.

And in July before a capacity crowd in his hometown of Baltimore, Davis finished off Ricardo Núñez of Panama in two rounds with a TKO.

Gamboa, whom Davis described as his toughest opponent since his seventh-round TKO of Puerto Rico’s José Pedraza for his first world title nearly three years ago, had won four straight since failing to come out for the eighth round in 2017 against Robinson Castellanos.

In a co-feature undercard, Haiti’s Jean Pascal (35-6-1) won a split decision over Sweden’s Badou Jack (22-3-3) to claim the WBA light heavyweight title.

Jack used a couple of rights in the opening seconds of the 12th to knock down Pascal for the second time in his career. Pascal staggered to his knees and into the ropes, but quickly stood up, and the final cards read 114-112 for Jack and two 114-112s for Pascal.

In the closing seconds of the fourth, Pascal used an overhand right to knock down Jack for the fourth time in his career. It was dicey for Pascal in the eighth, getting knocked sideways into the ropes with a combination, but he came back with a flurry before the bell.

In a super middleweight match on the undercard, Lionell Thompson won his debut at 168 pounds, upsetting Mexico’s José Uzcátegui in a unanimous decision as one judge scored it 95-94 and the two others 96-92. Thompson (22-5) dropped Uzcátegui (29-4) with a right hand in the closing seconds of the first. Thompson overcame a cut over his right eye in the third and getting docked one point in the fourth for holding.

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Sydney holding New Year’s fireworks despite raging wildfires as fire chief warns of ban

Australia’s prime minister says the wildfires won’t stop Sydney from staging its iconic New Year’s Eve fireworks show but the city’s fire chief isn’t ruling out having to cancel it if conditions warrant.

“On New Year’s Eve, the world looks at Sydney. Every single year,” said Prime Minister Scott Morrison, who faced criticism earlier this month for taking a vacation as the wildfires raged, according to a Sky News report Sunday.

“And they look at our vibrancy, they look at our passion, they look at our success.

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FILE – In this Jan. 1, 2017, file photo, fireworks explode over the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge as New Year’s celebrations are underway in Sydney. Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison says Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, Sydney’s iconic New Year’s Eve fireworks will go ahead despite the wildfire crisis to show the world “Australia’s resiliency.“ Authorities meanwhile braced for conditions to deteriorate with high temperatures. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)

“And so in the midst of the challenges that we have faced, subject to the safety considerations, I can think of no better time to express to the world just how optimistic and positive we are as a country.”

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However, fire authorities warned the situation will determine if the fireworks should be canceled.

“If I determine it to be too risky, that doesn’t concern me,” New South Wales fire commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons said, the news outlet reported.

He added, “The pyrotechnics organizations and local authorities are used to working with us around exemptions in the summer period, whether it is Christmas, New Year or some other event.”

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FIEL – In this image made from video taken on Dec. 22, 2019, and provided by Oakbank Balhannah CFS, a koala drinks water from a bottle given by a firefighter in Cudlee Creek, South Australia. Thousands of koalas are feared to have died in a wildfire-ravaged area north of Sydney, further diminishing Australia’s iconic marsupial, while the fire danger accelerated Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019 in the country’s east as temperatures soared. (Oakbank Balhannah CFS via AP, File)

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“They know the arrangements, the procedures, and we will work through to make sure that risk is appropriately addressed and, where necessary, we won’t allow them to go ahead,” he said.

A petition to cancel Sydney fireworks and divert the money to fighting the wildfires has gathered 250,000 signatures, Agence France-Presse reports.

It will cost Sydney $4.5 million to put on the show.

Wildfires have also flared in Queensland, Victoria, Western Australia, and South Australia.

New South Wales, the country’s most populous state, has received the brunt of the wildfire catastrophe, which has killed nine people nationwide and razed more than 1,000 homes in the past few months.

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Fire danger in Sydney and northern New South Wales is currently at very high.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Shiffrin wins WCup slalom to match Vonn’s discipline mark

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Mikaela Shiffrin maintained her unbeaten streak in slalom with her third win of the season on Sunday and matched Lindsey Vonn’s record for most women’s World Cup victories in a single discipline.

Shiffrin earned her 43rd career slalom win by dominating Sunday’s race, posting the fastest times in both runs to beat her Slovakian rival Petra Vlhova by 0.61 seconds. Vonn had 43 downhill wins when she retired after the world championships last February.

Sunday’s victory left Shiffrin three short of the overall record for most wins in a discipline held by Swedish great Ingemar Stenmark, who won 46 giant slaloms between 1975-89.

However, the American three-time overall champion did set another record as she became the first skier, male or female, with a podium finish in 14 consecutive slalom races.

Shiffrin was 0.26 seconds faster than Vlhova in the opening run, and more than doubled her advantage in the final run, which was set by Vlhova’s coach, Livio Magoni.

Shiffrin and Vlhova have combined to win all 23 World Cup slaloms since January 2017, with the American taking 19 of them, including all six since January 2019.

The pair was far ahead of the rest of the field, with third-place Michelle Gisin of Switzerland 1.73 seconds behind.

Nina Haver-Loeseth of Norway was third after the opening run but dropped to 19th, while Switzerland’s Wendy Holdener was disqualified after straddling a gate in her second run.

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Trump could lose popular vote by 5 million but still win 2020 election, Michael Moore warns. Filmmaker says Democrats should not give voters ‘another Hillary Clinton’.

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It could be much worse, and if he wins by 10,000 votes across the midwest. Keeps Florida by less than 1%, Texas by 3%, and Arizona/Georgia/North Carolina by single digits as well and gets absolutely annihilated in California it could be much higher difference between Electoral and Popular.

All this is to say forget about National polls because California/Washington/Oregon/New York tip the balance so hard.

When the state polls all over in the general begin consistently showing 10+ point lead for the Dem, then we can maybe chill and even then who knows what might happen.

Go through the statewide Four Way polls of 2016 and you will see Clinton was in the margin of error and losing the midwest especially as time went on. Polls can’t just be thrown around recklessly.

Knock on doors my dudes, and go to apartment complexes and get people registered because many candidates just ignore apartments in favor of houses.

Your vote alone is worthless but the vote of your neighborhood or the people up and down your street or in your apartment building is worth a fucking lot.

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Pennsylvania woman who lit motor home on fire while wearing ‘Act Crazy’ shirt arrested, police say

Authorities in Pennsylvania arrested a woman who allegedly set a motor home on fire before Christmas while wearing a shirt that had “Act Crazy” emblazoned across the front.

The Morrisville Borough Police Department said in a news release that Kimberly Zimmerman, 32, was arrested Friday and charged with two counts of arson and one count of criminal mischief in connection to fire.

The incident happened on Dec. 23, when authorities received a call around 8:48 a.m. of a motorhome on fire.

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During the investigation, officials said it was discovered that a woman identified as Zimmerman arrived in the area in a black Chevy sedan around 8:35 a.m., entered the motor home, and left just before it caught fire.

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Kimberly Zimmerman was arrested Friday and charged with two counts of arson and one count of criminal mischief. (Morrisville Borough Police Department)

Zimmerman was captured on surveillance video right before fire officials arrived at the scene.

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Officials said she was wearing a grey sweatshirt with the words “Act Crazy” that were emblazoned across the front, in addition to black pants and brown boots with tan fur.

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A woman identified as Kimberly Zimmerman was captured on surveillance video wearing a grey sweatshirt with the words “Act Crazy’ after the time the fire allegedly broke out. (Morrisville Borough Police Department)

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The 32-year-old was sent to the Bucks County Prison in lieu of $75,000, 10 percent bail, according to the police department.

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Patriots owner Robert Kraft could face felony charge in prostitution case, prosecutors’ new filing suggests

Legal trouble for New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft stemming from back-to-back visits to a Florida massage parlor last January appears to have gotten worse after prosecutors submitted a new court document last week.

The filing from the state Attorney General’s Office suggests the 78-year-old Kraft, who has owned the six-time Super Bowl champions since 1994, could face a third-degree felony charge — and possibly five years behind bars — if the state wins an appeal of a judge’s May ruling that tossed out all evidence collected against Kraft, including videos.

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That judge ruled that police lacked a “sneak and peek” warrant when they operated cameras non-stop for five days inside the Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter, which authorities say Kraft patronized last Jan. 19 and 20, according to the Sun Sentinel of South Florida.

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New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, arrives at U.S. Bank Stadium before the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game against the Philadelphia Eagles in Minneapolis, Feb. 4, 2018. (Associated Press)

Kraft, a part-time resident of Palm Beach, is accused of paying for sex acts at the business, the newspaper reported. While soliciting prostitution is normally a misdemeanor, Kraft’s new predicament appears to stem from allegedly having paid for sex “on multiple days,” according to the report.

The billionaire’s legal team had argued that police went to excessive lengths to crack down on what amounted to misdemeanor offenses – and violated Kraft’s Fourth Amendment right to protection from unlawful searches and seizures. But the state’s attorneys argued that police were investigating a broader scope of possible offenses that included the more serious charge of sex trafficking.

“The investigation at issue here culminated in numerous felony charges against the owner, manager, and employees of the Spa,” the state’s attorneys wrote Dec. 17, according to the Sun Sentinel. “In addition, any person who purchased prostitution services on multiple days, as Mr. Kraft did, committed a felony.”

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Nearly 300 men were charged last February in connection with the investigation, which examined operations at 10 Florida spas.

Lawyers for the state are seeking to make their case in person before the 4th District Court of Appeal in West Palm Beach.

The Sun Sentinel was unable to reach Kraft’s lawyers for comment.

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