David Elmendorf Bio/Wiki
On Wednesday, August 18, a former New York ice cream store owner named David Elmendorf who reportedly phoned police and falsely claimed that he was threatened by nonviolent Black Lives Matter demonstrators was fined $4,500 for violating their civil rights.
The decision came after state Attorney General Letitia James launched a case against David Elmendorf, the former owner of Bumpy’s Polar Freeze in Schenectady, roughly 167 miles north of New York City.
Elmendorf must pay $500 to each of the nine demonstrators he harassed, for a total of $4,500, according to the verdict. Elmendorf’s lawyer, James Mermigis, said the allegations against his client were “categorically false” and that his name was being slandered.
He is 35 years old.
Harassed Protesters Full Details
According to meaww.com, Elmendorf is said to have yelled before awakening protesters, “If you come over here I’m going to shoot you,”
“I’ll kill all of you!”
According to the AG’s Office, in response to Elmendorf’s actions, Black community groups such as Black Lives Matter and hundreds of others demonstrated on private property near Bumpy’s.
Elmendorf then intimidated peaceful demonstrators for two days by issuing several armed, racist death threats using a.22 caliber air gun and a baton. He was accused of calling local cops and filing false reports, saying that demonstrators were armed when, in reality, no one was armed.
According to police, as officers arrived at the location, they received updated information that Elmendorf had fled the scene and was traveling down Balltown Road in a car. Later, police discovered him in Niskayuna, where they discovered a pellet g