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Homeless Man Faces Hate Crime Charges For Anti-Gay Slashing in Jackson Heights

Ramon Castro allegedly slashed a 34-year-old in an anti-gay attack in Jackson Heights last week. (NYPD)

July 15, 2021 By Michael Dorgan

A homeless man faces hate crime charges after he allegedly slashed a man’s face during an anti-gay attack in Jackson Heights last week.

Ramon Castro, 55, was apprehended early Thursday and charged with assault, menacing and aggravated harassment – all as hate crimes – for slashing a 34-year-old man across the face on July 8, according to police.

Castro allegedly cut the victim with a sharp object outside a building on 77th Street near 37th Road at around 3:10 a.m. following a heated argument. He shouted anti-gay statements at the victim before running off, police said.

The victim was cut on his left cheek and was taken to Elmhurst Hospital in stable condition.

It is unclear what sparked the incident. Police said that the victim was ordering food at a taco truck when Castro approached him. They then began arguing before Castro turned violent.

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Jihggery Poogery

The assailant has 90 previous incidents, and gets to walk the streets? WTF?

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Fred

This is the situation our mayor and other politicians have put us in. They defend the rights of people like this crazy guy ahead of the public at large.

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Yolanda

If found guilty i hope he gets treatment. Manu homeless people are mentally ill and in need of help.

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They don't WANT the help.

They actually prefer to live how they’ve been living and do random acts of whatever they want.

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