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Joseph Russo, 27, was charged with hate crimes for both incidents. According to the NYPD, last month he pushed an elderly man to the ground and assaulted a 32-year-old woman.
A Brooklyn man was arrested Wednesday for attacking Asians in two separate attacks in New York City, police said.
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28-year-old Joseph Russo allegedly targeted a 32-year-old Asian woman on March 22, pulling her hair and trying to pin her to a shop window; He also pushed a 77-year-old Asian man to the ground while shopping for groceries on Monday, police said.
In the most recent incident, Russo is accused of arbitrarily pressuring a 77-year-old man while looking at vegetables for sale outside the J&R NY supermarket in Sheepshead Bay.
Surveillance footage showed the insane man plucking a bouquet of flowers from an outdoor store and tossing them onto the sidewalk before looking at his victim.
Two weeks before her, on March 22, hatred from a woman walking down Kings Highway in Homecrest tore her hair apart in another unprovoked daytime attack.
A video posted by police officers reportedly showed Russo blatantly pulling the victim by her hair for a few meters before releasing her.
He then hit the wall with his hand and walked away from her.
The victims refused to receive medical treatment during the two attacks. The woman suffered from headaches and neck pain and the man suffered bruises on his left arm.
Russo is charged with assault as a hate crime and harassment as a hate crime in each of the incidents, police said.