A red-headed feminine arsonist was caught on video setting hearth to a satisfaction flag exterior a Soho restaurant early Monday, sparking a hate-crime investigation, authorities mentioned.
The firebug torched the rainbow flag in entrance of the Little Prince restaurant on Prince Street close to MacDougal Street in Manhattan round 1:30 a.m., cops mentioned.
The suspect could have used a lighter to set the fireplace, cops mentioned.
The hearth, which additionally broken a part of the skin of the constructing, was extinguished by the FDNY, police mentioned. No structural harm was reported.
The girl had been pushed as much as the institution in a white four-door SUV and hopped out and lit the flag ablaze. She then jumped again within the automobile and was pushed off.
The NYPD’s Hate Crime Task Force was notified and is investigating the incident, cops mentioned.
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