BUSTED: Upper East Side Woman Charged with Hate Crime in Anti-Gay Attack

Bias Harassment Suspect
Suspect wanted in anti-gay attack/NYPD

MANHATTAN – Just two months after a hate crime during Pride Month on the Upper East Side, a Yorkville woman is under arrest, accused of hurling homophobic slurs and at a stranger and trying to rip their mask off— all in broad daylight. 

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It was 1:30 in the afternoon, in front of Móle, a Mexican restaurant on Second Avenue near East 90th Street, when sources tell Upper East Site the suspect saw the victim had a mask featuring a Pride flag and told him to “take that fa**ot shit off your neck.”

After making that vile statement and trying to rip off the mask, police say the suspect— who lives just a few blocks from the scene at 91st Street and York Avenue— threw her own bag at the victim and then spit on him.

Hate crime suspect/NYPD CrimeStoppers

49-year-old Elaine Grossman is charged with aggravated harassment as a hate crime in this case— police say she is the woman seen in surveillance photos from the June 22nd incident.

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