On June 22, 49 year old Elaine Grossman tried to take a 34 year old male victim’s rainbow-colored face mask, made anti-gay comments, threw her bag at him and spit on him. This incident occurred outside of 1735 Second Avenue, between 89th and 90th Streets (where Mexican restaurant Móle is located).
Police began seeking help from the public on June 30.
On 6/22/21, at approx. 1:30 PM, in front of 1735 2nd Ave, an individual tried to take a 34-year-old male victim's mask from his neck, while making anti-gay statements. The individual then threw her bag at the victim and spit on him. Know her? DM @NYPDTips or☎️1-800-577-TIPS pic.twitter.com/gRSXxwlQCz
— NYPD Hate Crimes (@NYPDHateCrimes) June 30, 2021
Grossman has been charged with aggravated harassment as a hate crime.