The incident, which was caught on surveillance and being pursued as a hate crime by the NYPD, happened on 89th Ave. and 80th St. in Woodhaven around 1:15 a.m. on Nov. 26, police said. The suspect entered the front yard and set fire to 40 religious Hindu flags before running southbound on 80th St.
There were no injuries, police said.
The suspect is described wearing a three-quarter length jacket, a baseball cap and had a medium size travel bag, according to authorities.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS.