A stranger called a 13-year-old girl a “white bitch” before throwing an unknown liquid from a bottle into her face, causing her eyes to burn in what the NYPD are investigating as a “hate crime” in the borough of Queens.
DNAinfo The victim had just gotten off the Q10 bus at Lefferts Boulevard and 101th Avenue about 3:25 p.m. when the suspect, whom she didn’t know, approached her from behind, officials said. When the girl turned around, the man hurled a racist slur at her and splashed the acidic-type liquid into her face that hit her in the eyes, causing them to burn. She was treated at Jamaica Hospital and is expected to be okay.
The victim managed to take a photo of the suspect as he walked away, police said. Investigators also released security camera footage of the suspect captured nearby. The video showed the man carrying what looks like a water bottle, walking away as he looked back over his shoulder.