Man who smeared feces in woman’s face on NYC subway is already back on streets, 40 prior arrests

A New York City man arrested for allegedly smearing feces in a woman’s face on a subway platform is already out of jail.

Frank Abrokwa, 37, has been arrested more than 40 times, including for a robbery a few weeks before the disgusting subway attack. But despite his long record, he was released without bail on Tuesday thanks to New York’s bail reform laws even after being charged with forcible touching, menacing, disorderly conduct and harassment.

“Just one week before the horrifying subway attack, Frank Abrokwa had been arrested for allegedly threatening a hardware store employee with a screwdriver but had been released without bail,” Daily Mail reported.

“The 37-year-old was also arrested on January 7, for allegedly punching a 30-year-old man on a subway platform at 125th Street and Lenox Avenue and on February 5, for hitting a 53-year-old man at the Port Authority Bus Terminal,” the outlet added.

Amazingly, Daily Mail reported that after being released without posting bail for the subway attack, the career criminal was picked up again after “allegedly threatening to murder a Jewish man in Brooklyn last September. He was arraigned in that case Wednesday night and given supervised release.”

“New Yorkers are beyond disgusted,” Police Benevolent Association President Patrick Lynch said. “They want to know why a person like this is out on our streets and subway, but they’re not getting a straight answer … Our fundamental problem is a political culture devoted to doing and saying the bare minimum.”

The feces attack on the subway came just days after New York City Mayor Eric Adams launched his Subway Safety Plan.

At a press conference on Monday, Adams referred to the incident as a “horrific experience for anyone to go through.”

“Human waste or someone spitting in your face, those are real signs of mental health issues … and we really must dig into how we’re dealing with these mental health issues,” the new Democrat mayor added.

Frieda Powers


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