Homophobic man punches woman, throws her to the ground, and breaks her spine on NYC subway because he thought she was lesbian
A homophobic man has gone viral on social media after he punched a woman, knocked her down, and broke her spine on the New York City subway because he saw another female passenger kissing her on the cheek. Authorities have released a video of the furious man confronting the 20-year-old woman on an E train in Queens in an effort to find him and press charges.
The Daily Mail reported that the shocking incident took place on November 30 at around 5:10 pm. According to authorities, the man became furious when he saw another woman kissing the victim on the cheek.
Recognize this man❓He’s WANTED‼️UP TO $2500 REWARD💰for info regarding a Hate Crime occurring on the E Train @ 71 Ave #Queens☎️CALL 1-800-577-TIPS or DM us!📞CALLS are anonymous! #YourCityYourCall #NYC #NYPD #BK @NYPD112Pct @NYPDTransit pic.twitter.com/StQNdU0tGa— NYPD Crime Stoppers (@NYPDTips) December 9, 2018
An argument broke out between the young woman and the man. The woman recorded the man called her a d**e. The 20-year-old then reportedly tried to walk away from the incident but the homophobic man followed her. He walked up behind the woman and punched her in the back of her head. He then proceeded to throw her on the ground and she ended up hitting her head on the train floor.
The man ran away when the train stopped at Forest Hills 71 Av Station. The victim was rushed to Elmhurst Hospital with a fractured spine that she suffered during the incident.
This man is wanted for a felony assault on Nov 30th at the Forest Hills/71st Ave station in Queens- If you have any information about his identity or the crjme please call 800-577-TIPS or DM @NYPDTips #YourCityYourCall pic.twitter.com/M1b2aWQ9r2— NYPD Transit (@NYPDTransit) December 8, 2018
The suspect has been described as 5ft 11inches and weighing about 220lbs. He is also estimated to be between 50 and 60 years old. In the video that was released, the man can be seen wearing a camouflage vest, a black beanie, and glasses.
The NYPD's Hate Crime Task Force is currently investigating the shocking assault.
Do you know who this is? Have any info on his attack after 5PM Friday, Nov 30th, in Queens on a Manhattan-bound E train?— Eric J 🌹 (@EricJafMN) December 9, 2018
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