The Big Apple may not be for everyone, as one woman found out on a subway. New York has been known to be a rough place but this takes the cake. A woman was attacked and it appears to be a random hate crime.
“Harlens Hernandez, 25, attacked a woman as she rode the subway in midtown Manhattan, according to the New York City Police Department.”
“Witnesses heard Hernandez, who is Hispanic, say, “I’m going to take your eye out,” and “You white bitch!” according to authorities.
Hernandez then sliced the woman’s left cheek, police said.”
“Other passengers held Hernandez down until police came and arrested him. The woman — who did not know her attacker — was taken to Presbyterian Hospital.
He was charged with assault, criminal possession of a weapon and menacing, cops said. He is being held on $25,000 bail.”
“According to the New York State Unified Court System, Hernandez faces two felony charges: Assault with intent to cause physical injury with a weapon, which is a Class D felony; and Criminal Possession of a Weapon. He also faces a Menacing with a weapon charge, which is a misdemeanor. The potential punishment if convicted of a Class D violent felony in New York state is 2-7 years behind bars.”
“New York City police said the subway attack appears to have been random. The woman did not know Harlens Hernandez, the man whom police said attacked her. It happened on an E train near 5th Avenue and east 53rd street in Manhattan.”
“The NYPD says transit crimes are up 2.5 percent compared to this time last year, with assaults up 4.8 percent and robberies up 7.6 percent. They say they have an average of six crimes a day in the transit system.”
The police brought the man to a psych ward before bringing him to prison presuming he is disturbed. But this feels like Hernandez just hates white women. As he specified her race when he attacked her. Are the media and police mislabeling this attack?