Skip to comments.Serial Spitter Targets Passersby In Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn
Posted on 01/06/2016 7:49:15 AM PST by simpson96
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - A serial spitter was being blamed Tuesday night for more than a dozen incidents in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn - including at least one involving a pre-schooler.
As CBS2's Tracee Carrasco reported, one Brooklyn woman who did not want to be identified said she and her husband were the victims of one bizarre, unprovoked and disgusting attack.
"People are generally respectful, so this is the first time that I really felt targeted," the woman said.
The man and woman were walking through their Prospect Lefferts Gardens neighborhood at the time.
"As we were crossing the street on Flatbush Avenue, we heard somebody - a man clearing his throat to the left," the woman said. "I looked over and I saw this man. His face looked really angry - and he was spitting."
She said he was spitting right in their faces, and the couple was not the man's only target.(snip)
Seth Kaplan, who helps run the private Facebook page, created a map showing where some of the incidents happened. But because spitting on someone is usually only a violation or a misdemeanor, it has been hard for police to do much.
"It's something that really affects people emotionally. They've been spit on," Kaplan said, "and the problem is from a procedural issue, it's not that high of a big deal."
The spitter is described as a tall, slender black man in his 20s or 30s, usually wearing a grey hooded sweat shirt. The 71st Precinct is encouraging people to report these disturbing attacks to them.
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de Blasio’s son?
He needs to get a knuckle sandwich down his throat.
The next time he spits should be after he grows a new face.
In a New York state of mind.
Kick him in the jimmy!
One good kick in the privates and he’ll stop.
New York City has always had special types of psychos
When I was in Manhattan at the end of the Koch Administration, there was a guy who would masterbate into a glove and then conspicuously drop it in front of women.
A little pepper spray should correct the problem.
Obviously we need saliva control, for the sake of the children.
A chemical attack in response to a biological hazard attack. Sounds good for a start.
Personally, I'm thinking what if the guy is HIV positive, TB,, etc.?
Spitting on someone is assault. If it hits them, it’s battery. This sick pig should go to jail ... after a sound lesson in street etiquette.
Red Man or Beechnut?
Dead Man Walking.. welll.. in the old days anyway
Didn’t spitting on someone become a serious, chargable assault after AIDS was more commonly known?
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