Asian Woman Attacked in Grand Street Bodega After Asking Man to Wear a Mask
Another anti-Asian attack to report on the Lower East Side.
An Asian woman shopping in a Grand Street bodega was attacked after asking a man to wear a mask while inside, cops said yesterday.
Tuesday evening, a 39-year-old shopper inside the Heng Yun Grocery at 329 Grand Street (near Orchard) asked one Carlos Mackey, 35, to put on a mask.
Mackey apparently didn’t like that. According to the New York Post, the attacker responded: “Only people that are real Americans are Native Americans, everyone else is an immigrant including black people.”
He then attempted to flee with stolen goods from the store — and pummeled the woman on the way out, allegedly punching her three times in the face while yelling “fucking immigrant.”
Cops arrested Mackey and charged him with robbery, but is not currently facing a hate crime charge.