Viral video shows homophobic man RIP OUT NYC subway rider's hair, shout 'I am sick of you f***s'
The attacker passed anti-gay slurs during his rampage on the train, spat on the victim and stated he wished he had brought pepper spray
NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK: An anti-gay attack on the subway left a 22-year-old in the hospital after he was brutally beaten. A man made threatening remarks to the victim while riding the A-train near 190th Street on March 19, shortly before 2.30 p.m. The suspect reportedly spat on the 22-year-old victim as well.
Surveillance video shows the guy pouncing on the subway rider, pulling him up by hair, ripping his hair and yelling, "I'm sick of all you f**ks." The offender then spat on the victim and stated he wished he had brought pepper spray. The incident began when the assailant sat next to a random passenger and, thinking he was gay, began mumbling anti-gay slurs. The victim stood up and attempted to walk, but the assailant 'charged' him and 'grabbed him by the hair before striking him numerous times in the face and head, stated the New York Police Department Crime.
"The offender began spitting at a 22-year-old guy before beating him and tearing out his hair while making anti-gay remarks," said the New York Police Department Crime Stoppers in a tweet.
🚨WANTED-ASSAULT: 3/19/22 at approx. 2:22 PM, northbound 'A' train at W 190 St @NYPD34PCT Manhattan. The suspect began spitting at a 22 Y/O male vic before attacking him & ripping out his hair while making anti-gay remarks. Any info call us at 800-577-TIPS Reward up to $3,500 pic.twitter.com/3O2pKR4JxI— NYPD Crime Stoppers (@NYPDTips) March 31, 2022
The victim was rushed to a local hospital and now is in stable condition after suffering multiple injuries to his head. He has lost his hair. The police agency also published two pictures of the perpetrator in addition to the footage. He looked to be dressed entirely in black. His true identity is unknown, and he is still on the loose.
NYPD is offering a $3,500 prize for information about the attacker.
Despite the fact that New York City Mayor Eric Adams unveiled a Subway Safety Plan in February, employing 1,000 police officers, crimes continue to occur in the transportation system. The crime surge in New York gained increased attention after Deloitte employee Michelle Go, 40, was murdered when a homeless ex-con threw her in front of an oncoming train.
Another victim Nina Rothschild, 57, still struggles to walk and is afraid of strangers. She says that she has no intentions to return to New York City's crime-plagued subway system in the near future. William Blount, 57, was arrested and charged with attempted murder days after the February 24 incident. He attacked Rothschild, 57, beating her with a hammer, and stole two cellphones, debit cards, credit cards, and an unknown amount of money from her.
The same day as the NYC subway attack took place, Kevin Carroll was sentenced to 18 years-to-life in prison following a two-week-long jury trial. Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz had made the announcement on March 19. The 39-year-old was charged with robbery and aggravated harassment as a hate crime for the July 2020 attack at the Long Island Railroad station in Jamaica. Carroll approached his victim around 7:20 pm asking for a dollar. When he wasn't given a dollar, Carroll threw a water bottle at the man and then walked away, Katz said. Carroll also yelled homophobic slurs before punching his victim in the face, knocking the victim to the ground where he lost consciousness. Carroll then swiped the man's cell phone and gym bag before fleeing. Katz said cameras at the station captured Carroll's actions. He was arrested two days later.