UPDATED Oct. 27, 8:20 a.m.
Detectives have tracked down a man who threw liquid at a 13-year-old girl’s face and burned her in Ozone Park on Tuesday afternoon in an apparent hate crime.
Alexis Cabezas, 34, of 89th Avenue in Richmond Hill was collared on Oct. 26 and booked on charges including aggravated harassment as a hate crime, harassment and acting in a manner injurious to a child.
Law enforcement sources said the incident occurred at 3:25 p.m. on Oct. 24 after the victim departed a Q10 bus at the corner of Lefferts Boulevard and 101st Avenue.
Seconds later, she was approached by Cabezas, who allegedly threw an unidentified liquid at the victim’s face, then made an anti-white remark at the girl. The victim managed to take a cell phone picture of the suspect before he fled on foot northbound on Lefferts Boulevard toward 97th Avenue.
Officers from the 102nd Precinct and EMS units responded to the scene. Paramedics brought the girl to Jamaica Hospital, where she was treated for burns to her eyes and later released.
The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force investigated the assault. Police released video footage taken by a nearby security camera showing Cabezas allegedly walking down the street holding a container.