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24-Year-Old Queens Man Arrested for Punching 75-Year-Old Woman in the Face in Unprovoked Attack

June 8, 2021 By Allie Griffin

A 24-year-old man was arrested Monday for punching a 75-year-old Asian woman in the face near LeFrak City in Corona last month.

Christian Batista, who lives in Corona, allegedly punched the senior as he passed her on the sidewalk near 97th Place and 57th Avenue on May 26, police said. The attack—which happened in broad daylight—was completely unprovoked, video footage released by the police shows.

The woman fell to the ground and suffered a fractured nose and right orbital bone, police said. She was rushed to Elmhurst hospital in stable condition.

Batista was arrested on assault charges, but has not been charged with a hate crime. Police said no words were exchanged between the 24-year-old and the victim before he punched her.

Christian Batista, pictured, was arrested Monday for allegedly punching a 75-year-old woman in Corona last month (Photo: NYPD)

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So, if you don’t say anything before you hit somebody because you don’t like their skin color or shape of their eyes, it’s not a hate crime, right?
Actually, I think that the fact that elected officials want to cancel the competitive tests in elite public schools and harm certain communities – this is a hate crime

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Miriam

That attack will be filed under “Elder Hate” . There’s been plenty of these attacks on the elderly by the cowards! Messed up world. It has to be stopped!

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Brenda Flowers

That attack on the 74 year old was a hate crime. It should be considered that and he should be prosecuted for that

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