A homeless man charged with a hate crime for allegedly punching an Asian woman in Manhattan’s Chinatown on Monday has 17 previous arrests, police said.
“The incident happened in front of 65 Bayard Street around 6:15 p.m., when authorities say the 55-year-old woman was punched in a random and unprovoked attack,” ABC 7 reported.
New York State Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou shared the surveillance video of the incident dated Monday and claimed she received it from a constituent.
The video showed the woman, wearing a pink shirt and white hat, walking down the sidewalk.
A man wearing an orange hoodie then approached and appeared to hit her in the face. When she stumbled backward and fell to the ground, several bystanders came over to help her.
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This was just sent to me from my constituent. This just happened in my district in Chinatown. He