de Blasio, Kallos, Garodnick: Stop the spitting lady of UES
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Update: Hilda Barrionuevo has been released without bail. Community members have reported seeing her back on the streets, spitting and being just as assaulting as before.
The best thing to do is to report ANY incidences to the police. That means, call 911 and report that you have been spit on (which is an assault), if you have in fact been a victim. You can also report past incidences!
At this point, our petition has garnered attention, but until the police have documented cases, nothing else can be done. That is where we need to ban together and make sure we do our due-diligence by reporting all incidences.
For years there has been a woman who has been wandering the streets of the upper east side who screams, yells and spits on people. Pedestrians see her on a daily basis, and despite numerous calls to police, the public was told to turn a blind eye. This woman is not only a nuisance, but she is a threat as she is assaulting people vilely with saliva. She mainly spits on children, while also hissing and yelling at them.
The community is tired of nothing being done. Especially since in the last few weeks, this has grown into an uncontrollable issue as her son now accompanies her. He is a tall man, who also yells at pedestrians, and serves as her bodyguard. She mainly travels between 74th street and 82nd street, between 1st Avenue and Lexington Avenue. Most times, she can be found near 77th street.
Please take action on this, as the Upper East Side is becoming a dangerous place to walk around, out of fear this woman will assault pedestrians. NYPD arrests other assaulters, so why not this?
Here are some recent news stories about this:
See Section "UES Witch in Residence" - https://www.cityrealty.com/nyc/market-insight/features/trending-in-ny/new-york039s-scariest-neighborhood-the-upper-east-side/6626
Facebook Page Tracking her whereabouts: https://www.facebook.com/spittingladyuppereastside/?hc_ref=SEARCH&fref=nf
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