updated 12/24/2011 1:04:22 PM ET 2011-12-24T18:04:22

Bias intimidation and harassment charges have been filed in New Jersey against five people accused of pelting two Orthodox Jewish teenagers with eggs and calling them derogatory names.

Lakewood Police Chief Robert Lawson tells the Asbury Park Press that the two teens — ages 15 and 17 — were walking in the Ocean County community early Thursday when a Jeep approached them. Five people inside the vehicle — three male adults and two juvenile boys — then allegedly threw several eggs at the teens.

The occupants of the vehicle told the Orthodox teens, “You better move on you Jew boys,” the Asbury Park Press reported.

A borough police officer spotted and stopped the vehicle a few blocks away. Lawson says the driver admitted they were responsible for throwing the eggs.

The five were charged with bias intimidation and harassment, Lawson said. They were issued summonses and released.

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