Police from the 114th Precinct in Astoria are on the lookout for a woman who assaulted one of their own with a shoe inside a Steinway Street fast food restaurant Sunday morning.
The shocking incident occurred inside the Chubby Burgers & Chicken, located at 25-97 Steinway St., just after 3 a.m. on Nov. 7 a few blocks away from the station house on Astoria Boulevard.
An on-duty police officer in uniform was responding with other uniformed officers to reports of a disorderly group inside the restaurant. A melee broke out and a woman removed her shoe and smashed it over the officer’s head before fleeing the scene on foot, police said.
The officer had pain and bruising to his forehead after the assault, and was transported by EMS to Elmhurst Hospital Center where he was listed in stable condition.
The NYPD released video surveillance of the incident, which spot-shadows the actual assault. Another image shows the suspect before the assault wearing a red-colored wig and dark-colored jacket over a short black dress.
Anyone with information in regard to the identity of the suspects is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at nypdcrimestoppers.com, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.