Jewish vermin uses fake police car and siren to beat traffic jams and speed to his job as a blood diamond dealer (REPOST)
November 30, 2006
New York Rabbi Uses Fake Police Car and Siren to Beat Traffic Jams and
Speed to his job as a Diamond dealer
CBS 2 Investigates: Too Good For Gridlock
Rabbi fakes his way out of sitting in traffic like rest of us
By Scott Weinberger
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New York -- You see it all over the city, an unmarked car with
emergency lights flashing trying to make it through traffic. But have
you ever wondered while you're sitting in gridlock what the emergency
A natural thought from drivers who on any given day deal with some of
the worst traffic in the country -- average commute time 90 minutes --
is "this guy must be headed to a serious emergency".
Or is he?
CBS 2 caught up to one such unmarked car in a heck of a hurry.
SCOTT WEINBERGER: "Can you tell me what emergency your are responding
RABBI ISAAC HESCHEL: "Excuse me?"
SCOTT WEINBERGER: "What emergency are you responding to?"
The man's name is Isaac Heschel. His official looking black Crown
Victoria is his personal car. However, the lights and sirens he admits
he paid someone to install.
Heschel is a rabbi who volunteers his time as a chaplain to the MTA
[Metropolitan Transportation Authority] and Port Authority Police, but
both agencies said he has no right to have emergency lights, or drive
SCOTT WEINBERGER: "Why do you have lights and sirens in your car?"
RABBI ISAAC HESCHEL: "There are reasons for that sir".
We first learned of Rabbi Heschel's unusual driving habits from a home
video sent to CBS 2 by a member of law enforcement who wants to remain
anonymous. Sent with the tape was a note that claimed Heschel was
putting pedestrians and other drivers in danger.
We had to see for ourselves. So, on the ground and in the air we
followed Heschel for days, and what we found was stunning.
At crosswalks he used lights to move pedestrians along. And if traffic
gets too bad he drives the wrong way up a street.
Remember, he is not a cop. He is not going to an emergency.
Heschel is actually a 47th Street diamond dealer with some
multifaceted perks. Not only does he get to take the fast lane to
work, a sweet free parking spot was always waiting for him. Heschel
avoided tickets by using a special parking placards.
SCOTT WEINBERGER: "Why don't you use the same placard everyday?"
RABBI ISAAC HESCHEL: "It's a matter, uh ... there's reasons for it".
SCOTT WEINBERGER: "Can you tell me what they are?"
RABBI ISAAC HESCHEL: "It depends what I'm doing that day".
It was on the way to the Diamond District that day we saw Heschel's
official looking car use the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lanes to
avoid a major traffic jam on the Prospect Expressway.
When lights and sirens aren't enough, not even a tie up at the Lincoln
Tunnel stops our reckless rabbi. The lights flash; he gets out and
actually moves several traffic cones, and then drives past a Port
Authority Police checkpoint without ever being challenged.
SCOTT WEINBERGER: "What was the necessity for you to use your lights,
to remove cones, to go through a closed entrance of the Lincoln
RABBI ISAAC HESCHEL: "Sir, I don't think what I do I need to discuss
While Heschel seemed unconcerned, others were.
"It goes to show us that that we have some vulnerabilities from people
who pretend to be official emergency vehicles", former FBI agent
William Daly said. "They could be used to transport explosive
Once Rabbi Heschel realized what our cameras had captured he changed
his tune and said he was sorry.
"We all make mistakes and when I make a mistake I apologize, and
that's basically what I'm saying to you", Heschel said.
Because of his use of lights and sirens, both the MTA and Port
Authority Police told CBS 2 they have decided to part ways with Rabbi