Hate crimes detectives are investigating a Brooklyn subway beating on Monday morning in which a bigoted brute attacked a woman because, as she told the victim, she apparently hates “Mexicans.”
The NYPD released images of the suspect behind the bigoted attack, which occurred on board a Manhattan-bound Q train as it traveled through Flatbush at about 8:45 a.m. on Aug. 8.
According to law enforcement sources, the perpetrator boarded the Q train at the Newkirk Avenue station and sat down next to the 41-year-old female victim, who began talking on her cellphone.
During the conversation, police said, the suspect went on the attack without provocation. The perpetrator stood up and repeatedly punched the woman numerous times about her face, causing a laceration on her upper lip as well as forehead bruising.
When the victim asked “Why did you hit me?”, cops said, the perpetrator responded, “I hate Mexicans.”
Authorities said the victim managed to snap a cellphone picture of the assailant just before the suspect departed the train at the 7th Avenue station. The victim remained on board the Q train before exiting at the Atlantic Avenue stop, and later refused medical attention for her injuries.
The incident was reported to the 78th Precinct and NYPD Transit District 32; the case was later presented to the Hate Crimes Task Force for further investigation.
Police described the bigoted brute who attacked her as a woman with a thin build and a dark complexion, standing 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighing about 120 pounds, with long dark hair in a pony tail and Roman numerals tattooed on her left arm. She was last seen wearing a black graphic t-shirt, blue jeans and black Crocs while carrying a purse.
Anyone with information regarding the suspect’s whereabouts can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA). You can also submit tips online at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.