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Man Sought for Anti-Gay Assault with Ketchup Bottle in NYC Diner


The NYPD is seeking information on the suspect pictured above over an anti-gay attack in NYC's West Village, CBS New York reports:

Authorities said the incident took place on Monday at around 4:40 a.m. inside the Waverly Diner located on Sixth Avenue. A 33-year-old woman was approached by the suspect, who made anti-gay statements and struck the victim in the face with a ketchup bottle causing a laceration to her forehead, police said.

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 6-foot-1 and 200 pounds.

He was last seen wearing a dark-colored baseball cap, a gray baseball-style shirt with dark sleeves, blue jeans and dark-colored sneakers.

The crimestoppers number is 1-800-577-8477.

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  1. Up all night. 4:40AM is when I used to always start to badly crash.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Apr 5, 2013 11:50:52 AM

  2. Goes to show the hate is everywhere, even in the Village, although this is more of an isolated incident given it's nearly 5 in the morning (and we know sketchy people are often out and about at that time of night). Very sad, my heart goes out to the victim. The savage who attacked her should be caught with this surveillance photo being quite clear.

    Posted by: Francis | Apr 5, 2013 11:57:58 AM

  3. Unfortunately the Village is littered with B&T trash all the time now.

    Posted by: UDontKnow | Apr 5, 2013 12:01:43 PM

  4. @UDontKnow,

    You had to slip that in.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Apr 5, 2013 12:07:08 PM

  5. He sure is a mighty white black male in that picture.

    Posted by: Michael Heynz | Apr 5, 2013 12:10:50 PM

  6. Oh wow, he made anti gay statements? Did he call her a big HOMO? Because that was funny when a news reporter did it. Or maybe he just misjudged based on her appearance and the friends she was with? Because that was hilarious when Jimmy Kimmel did that. Apparently using gay people as punchlines is only funny until it's not.

    Posted by: HirsuteHeuristics | Apr 5, 2013 12:16:20 PM

  7. Hirsute.... he didn't use her as a punchline, he used her as a punching bag.

    Big difference.

    And what a coward, a huge male punching a woman... pathetic.

    Posted by: Johnny | Apr 5, 2013 12:19:07 PM

  8. Nothing shows "straightness" like being 6'1" and 200 pounds with a group a friends and assaulting a woman. Your manliness is just sooo impressive. NOT!

    Posted by: Nigel | Apr 5, 2013 12:21:21 PM

  9. The victim should be awarded by the court one ketchup bottle and 5 minutes of privacy with the restrained perpetrator.

    Posted by: nick | Apr 5, 2013 12:30:47 PM

  10. Well that's about the crappiest picture ever.

    Posted by: jakeinlove | Apr 5, 2013 12:34:24 PM

  11. It would be nice to have a working link - one that does not point back to this post.

    Posted by: We are Here | Apr 5, 2013 12:50:45 PM

  12. @HirsuteHeuristics - When it is not funny is when you physically attack someone whene you say it. You idiot.

    Posted by: jleo71 | Apr 5, 2013 12:51:53 PM

  13. I'd have taken my fork or knife and stabbed him. If you just go ballistic on these homophobes, they cower and learn their lesson. This perp will do it again because no one did a thing.

    Posted by: Sean | Apr 5, 2013 1:16:39 PM

  14. Was it Busta Rhymes?

    Posted by: ruby | Apr 5, 2013 1:18:33 PM

  15. Interesting to read the hens cackle after the fact.

    Posted by: Jake | Apr 5, 2013 2:23:07 PM

  16. JLeo you seem like the kind of person who thinks it's OK to attack people as a way of expressing yourself, so it's not surprising you can't tell the difference.

    Posted by: HirsuteHeuristics | Apr 5, 2013 5:09:23 PM

  17. The link doesn't work. It merely brings us back to the same Towleroad page.

    Posted by: Marco | Apr 6, 2013 2:57:34 AM

  18. What a thug! typical ghetto homophobic thug

    Posted by: Duration & Convexity | Apr 6, 2013 3:41:42 AM

  19. Dude, the suspect in that photo looks like a WHITE man.

    Posted by: aneas taint | Apr 6, 2013 7:07:43 PM

  20. One thing is ever more clear: The quality of security cameras in this country sucks. How is it that NASA can read a license plate from space but Denny's can't afford a camera with better than 1990 resolution?

    Posted by: David Hearne | Apr 6, 2013 8:08:39 PM

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