The victim said someone in the car shouted an expletive about Jews.
Ramapo town police say the victim and a friend were leaning against the friend's vehicle Wednesday night in the Hasidic community of Kaser.
They told police a man fired at them from the front passenger seat of the passing car.
The victim was hit at least twice in the abdomen with
paintballs and suffered a minor injury.
Police said members of a community patrol group cornered the suspects and their vehicle.
Police say three people in their 20s face assault as a hate crime and other charges.