Hate Crime Charges Announced In NYC Subway Feces Attack


Photo: NYC Crime Stoppers

A man who allegedly mashed human feces on the face and head of a woman at a Bronx subway station has been arrested and will face hate crime charges for the attack.

Frank Abrokwa, 37, of the Bronx, will be charged with harassment and menacing as hate crime charges, the NYPD reported Wednesday morning.

Abrokwa was released by a judge on his own recognizance. He has at least four other cases open against him, including another hate crime case in Brooklyn, an alleged theft in the Bronx and two alleged misdemeanor assaults in Manhattan.

The 43-year-old victim was sitting on a bench on the southbound platform at the East 241st Street station at around 5:15 p.m. on Monday, February 21 when Abrokwa allegedly attacked her.

Surveillance video released by the NYPD shows a man identified as Abrokwa holding what appears to be a plastic bag as he approaches the victim. He then repeatedly presses the bag and its contents onto the woman before running away.

According to a criminal complaint, Abrokwa reportedly laughed off the incident to police when he was arrested, telling them "this is a s---ty situation."

He is also facing charges for an alleged theft at a Bronx store, which occurred the day following the feces attack.

The 2021 Brooklyn incident for which Abrokwa is also facing hate crime charges occurred in September. He allegedly accosted a man, spat on him, calling him a "f---ing Jew," threatened to kill him and then tried to punch the man in the chest.

Abrokwa also has two pending cases in Manhattan, both misdemeanor assaults that occurred this winter. In both cases, Abrokwa is accused of punching people without provocation.


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