The Fifth Squad reports thearrest of a male juvenile, 16, for a Bias Incident that occurred on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 3:55 P.M. in Elmont.
According to detectives, a24 year old male victim was inside of a McDonald’s located at 1420 Hempstead Turnpike.The victim heard a group of individuals yelling comments about his sexualorientation. The victim asked them to stop at which point the male juvenilestarted to argue with the victim and spit on him. Both parties were separatedby employees at which time the male juvenile approached the victim again andbegan punching, kicking, and making more sexual orientation comments towardsthe victim. The suspect fled scene on foot but soon after was located by fifthprecinct Police and was placed under arrest without incident.
Detectives request anyonewith information regarding this incident to call Crime stoppers at1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.
The juvenile subject ischarged with Assault 3rd degree as a Hate Crime. He will be arraigned onWednesday, May 29, 2019 at Family Court, 1200 Old Country Road, Westbury.
Details by : Det/Lt. Rothenberg/5th Sqd 05/29/19/1245/8970
***CORRECTION*** Details by : Det/Lt Rothenberg/5th Sqd 05/29/19/1330/8970
The subject will be arraigned on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at First District Court, 99 Main Street Hempstead.