The NYPD is looking for a bigot who made anti-gay statements while attacking a man at a Midtown CVS over the weekend.
Authorities say that at 7 p.m. on April 24, a 24-year-old man was entering CVS, located at 5 Pennsylvania Plaza, when he was approached by an unknown man. The suspect then punched the victim in the back of the head and neck in an unprovoked attack.
During the assault, police say that the suspect said something to the effect of “f—ing gays” and ‘f—-t.’ The suspect then fled the scene on foot westbound on 34th Street towards 9th Avenue.
The victim refused medical attention at the scene. The NYPD’s Hate Crime Task Force is investigating the incident.
The NYPD released a video of the suspect taken from the scene:
Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.