Kerry Burke Rocco Parascandola, New York Daily News, December 14, 2017
A 32-year-old white woman stepped into a Bronx deli for a late-night sandwich after work — and was accused of being a President Trump supporter by two strangers who threw groceries at her and then robbed her, police sources said Wednesday.
The victim, her roommate told the Daily News, is most definitely not a Trump fan.
But the suspects, possibly teens, saw her differently.
“You stupid white c—,” they yelled at the victim inside the Musa Gourmet Deli on Jerome Ave. near E. 167th St. in Highbridge about 3 a.m. Dec 2.
“You think you can live here in the Bronx, you Trump supporter? You white b—h!”
Her attackers started flinging store goods at her.
Zid Ali, 31, the deli manager, said when one of the suspects grabbed the woman’s bag, which she had placed on the counter, “she said she was going to call the cops, so the other one took her phone.”
“They ran out,” he added, “and she ran after them.”
But the suspects got away and are still being sought. The NYPD’s Hate Crime Task Force is investigating the incident.
“She is no fan of the President,” said the roommate, who asked her name not be printed. “How can you live in the Bronx, with all kinds of people, and support Trump?”
The suspects are Hispanic. One is described as about 5-foot-8 and 160 pounds, with short hair. The other is described as 5-foot-9 and 160 pounds.