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August 14, 2017

Man accused of urinating on Northeast Philly synagogue surrenders to police

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Philadelphia police have issued this image from surveillance video of a suspect wanted for allegedly vandalizing the Congregation Beth Solomon Synagogue and Community Center in Somerton.

UPDATE: Aug. 16, 2017. 

A man wanted by police for allegedly urinating on the walls and sidewalk of a synagogue in Northeast Philadelphia surrendered on Tuesday night, police said. 

Sheidali Dzhalilov, 23, of the 2100 block of Hoffnagle Street, was charged with ethnic intimidation, indecent exposure, institutional vandalism, desecration of objects, open lewdness, harassment and disorderly conduct. 

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A man who urinated on the walls and sidewalk leading to the front door of a synagogue in Northeast Philadephia is being sought Monday by police.

The suspect gave the middle finger to a security camera of the Congregation Beth Solomon Synagogue in the 100 block of Tomlinson Road in Somerton about 12:30 a.m. Sunday, according to police. 

The man then began urinating on the walls and sidewalk while continuing to address the camera, police said. He fled in the passenger seat of a white, four-door sedan. 

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Congregation Beth Solomon Synagogue and Community Center in the 100 block of Tomlinson Road in the Somerton section of Northeast Philadelphia.


It is unclear what the man said while addressing the camera. Police have scheduled a 4 p.m. news conference to provide more details.

Police gave the following description for the man: about 20 years old with a thin build, light complexion, short beard and black hair. He was wearing a white shirt and jeans during the incident.

Police ask anyone with information about the suspect to contact the Northeast Detective Division at 215-686-3153 or 215-686-3154.

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