Second unhinged woman in two days harasses locals at NYC park
Tompkins Square Park in the East Village of New York City has become a hotspot for violent and aggressive behavior from homeless individuals. On Sunday, a woman known only as “Pop Star” was arrested after attacking strangers, including yanking one woman’s hair and spitting at a passerby. Just two days later, another disturbed woman was caught on video harassing parkgoers with insults and slurs. The woman was seen berating parkgoers and harassing diners at an outdoor restaurant, forcing some to flee. Witnesses say the woman was saying “creepy-ass s–t” and calling people “lizards” and “f—-t.” Restaurant patrons describe the woman as obviously unwell and aggressive.
The situation is causing concern in the neighborhood as Pop Star was back in the area on Monday despite being taken to Bellevue Hospital for psychiatric evaluation and being released without charges on Monday night. Managers of local businesses say they are concerned about the safety of their customers as there have been frequent incidents of homeless individuals harassing them.
Q: What happened at Tompkins Square Park?
A: On Sunday, a woman known as “Pop Star” was arrested after attacking strangers, including yanking one woman’s hair and spitting at a passerby. Two days later, another disturbed woman was caught on video harassing parkgoers with insults and slurs.
Q: Why are homeless individuals causing concern in the area?
A: The behavior of some homeless individuals, including harassment and violent attacks, has caused concern for the safety of residents and customers of local businesses.
Q: What is being done to address the situation?
A: It is unclear if police were notified of the second woman on Tuesday, but managers of local businesses are calling for more treatment and resources for individuals struggling with mental illness and homelessness.
Another woman unhinged, in second consecutive day, harasses locals in NYC park.
Tompkins Square Park in New York City has been witness to an alarming rise in attacks by vagrants on innocent passersby. In the latest incident captured on video on Tuesday, an agitated woman was seen hurling insults and slurs at locals who were enjoying their time at the park, forcing many to flee. The incident came just two days after another homeless woman, identified only as “Pop Star,” vented her rage by randomly attacking strangers at the same spot. In that incident, she was seen pulling a woman’s hair, lunging at a mother holding a baby and even spitting at a passerby. Though she was later taken to Bellevue Hospital for a psychiatric evaluation, she was released without facing any charges. Many patrons of nearby restaurants shared their concerns, one of whom said, “East Village is crazy… We get people harassing our customers three to five times a week.”