BY THE VILLAGE SUN | Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a Jackie O-sunglasses-wearing woman wanted for pepper-spraying four women and making anti-Asian statements at them.
Cops said the attack occurred during a verbal dispute on Sat., June 11, around 6 p.m., at the intersection of 14th Street and Ninth Avenue in the Meatpacking District. A police spokesperson did not have additional information on what triggered the incident.
The victims refused medical attention at the scene.
A video, above, released by police shows the suspect squirt a substance at the alleged victims. A lip reader would say the woman also appeared to be repeatedly saying, “Move!” before and after shooting the spray. (Courtesy N.Y.P.D.)
The suspect is described as a woman roughly in her 50s, 5 feet 3 inches tall and 120 pounds, and last seen wearing a multicolored orange dress, a pink scarf around her shoulders, sunglasses and gold earrings.
The New York Police Department’s Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating.
Police ask that anyone with information call the N.Y.P.D.’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Tips can also be submitted on the Crime Stoppers Web site at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org or on Twitter at @NYPDTips. All tips are strictly confidential.