The person accused of smearing feces on a girl ready for a subway cursed out a Bronx choose throughout his first courtroom look Tuesday — ranting that he was bored with ready.
After his arrest for the grotesque Bronx assault, Frank Abrokwa, 37, tried to joke with cops, telling them, “S— occurs, ha ha ha,” and “This can be a sh—y scenario. Ha ha ha,” prosecutors mentioned.
However he was much less jovial at his arraignment in Bronx Felony Court docket, demanding the choose hurry issues up so he may very well be handed over to a gaggle of Brooklyn detectives ready to query him in a hate crime investigation.
“I’m f—ing bored with it. I’m hungry. Why am I nonetheless right here? They wish to cost me with a hate crime,” Abrokwa mentioned as he was led into courtroom.
He’s accused of taking feces out of a plastic bag and shoving it right into a 43-year-old lady’s face as she sat on a bench on the Manhattan-bound platform on the Wakefield-241st St. No. 2 practice station on Feb. 21. The horrific assault was caught on video.
Abrokwa, who was freed with out bail in three different instances in Manhattan and the Bronx, was arrested Monday.
He wore a baseball cap that learn USA, and a shiny silk jacket with a multicolored, psychedelic sample as he stood earlier than Decide Wanda Licitra late Tuesday.
When Licitra issued an order of safety for the sufferer, Abrokwa piped up, “I don’t know that b—.”
“I do know the place I’m going already. Can I’m going with the Brooklyn detectives?” he added.
When the choose cautioned he ought to converse along with his lawyer, he shot again: “Why are you disrespecting me? Why am I being mistreated by the system?”
He then hissed: “I’m speaking to my legal professional, f— you, b—.”
That’s when Licitra ordered he be returned to his holding cell and introduced out later. About an a hour later, a better-behaved Abrokwa returned.
Assistant District Legal professional Grace Phillips detailed the lead-up to the assault, recounting that Abrokwa hit on the sufferer, asking her, “Hey, mami, hey, mami, why don’t you discuss to me?” and when she ignored him, he walked into an idling subway automotive and pooped right into a bag.
He then walked again out and smeared the excrement on her face, head, nostril, mouth and eyes, asking the girl, “You want this, b—h?” Phillips mentioned.
Regardless that Abrokwa faces misdemeanors usually not eligible for bail beneath the state’s current bail reform legal guidelines, the prosecutor tried to persuade the choose he ought to he held on $5,000 money or $15,000 bond, arguing the assault was a part of a sample of conduct.
However Licitra mentioned since she didn’t have video or sufferer depositions to overview in his different current arrests — two in Manhattan, one within the Bronx — she didn’t have a legally adequate motive to order him held.
Even so, Abrokwa didn’t stroll out of courtroom a free man: He was scooped up by the Brooklyn detectives who took him into custody as a suspect in a hate crime.
Abrokwa, who’s been arrested 44 instances, has one felony conviction and 10 misdemeanor convictions on his report, a Manhattan prosecutor famous whereas asking for supervised launch in a current non bail-eligible case, legislation enforcement sources mentioned.
Most just lately, he’s accused of repeatedly punching a 30-year-old stranger on a subway platform at one hundred and twenty fifth St. and Lenox Ave. on Jan. 7, and punching a 53-year-old stranger on the Greyhound station on the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown on Feb. 5.
On Feb. 22, he grabbed screwdrivers and pepper spray from a Bronx ironmongery store, then pointed a screwdriver at an worker and mentioned, “Name the police,” cops mentioned.
Abrokwa was arraigned on bail-ineligible misdemeanor prices within the first two instances, and although police initially charged him with theft within the Bronx case, he was finally arraigned solely on menacing, petit larceny and misdemeanor weapon possession prices, courtroom information present.
With Molly Crane-Newman