Girl arrested after setting Pleasure flag on fireplace outdoors NYC restaurant

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A lady was arrested after being caught on video burning an LGBTQ Pleasure flag hanging outdoors a decrease Manhattan restaurant.

Angelina Cando, 30, was arrested and charged with arson, prison mischief and reckless endangerment. Every cost was later upgraded to a hate crime.

The rainbow flag, which displayed the phrase ‘Make America Gay Again,’ hung outdoors a French restaurant referred to as The Little Prince on the nook of Prince Avenue and MacDougal Avenue in Soho.

On Sunday morning round 1.30am, a lady was caught on digital camera getting out of the passenger seat of a white SUV and setting the flag aflame with a lighter.

Suspect arrested for burning Pride flag hanging outside Manhattan restaurant

Police consider Angelina Cando is the arsonist caught burning a delight flag outdoors a French bistro in SoHo (Image: NYPD/Twitter @ebottcher)

A restaurant employee seen the hearth moments later and ran to get assist. The hearth additionally unfold to the restaurant’s awning, which was put out by FDNY firefighters.

Simply hours later the identical morning, NYC Councilmember Erik Bottcher introduced the restaurant a brand new flag and hung it earlier than the fire-blackened home windows of the SoHo eatery.

‘This flag is five times the size of the original flag,’ Bottcher stated. ‘So the person who did this – their plan has backfired, and backfired badly.’

Simply two days later, Cando was arrested and slapped with hate crime expenses.

Suspect arrested for burning Pride flag hanging outside Manhattan restaurant

Councilmember Erik Bottcher presents the Little Prince a brand new delight flag to exchange the one destroyed within the arson (Image: Twitter @ebottcher)

‘Anyone who is contemplating attacks against the LGBTQ community, or any marginalized group, should know they will be held accountable,’ Bottcher stated after the arrest.

Detectives additionally consider she is liable for vandalizing NYPD cruisers in Tribeca the identical evening of the arson.

A lady was seen writing ‘Jesus is King’ in black ink on two patrol automobiles round 6.30pm on Sunday evening. Cando was charged with prison mischief and possession of graffiti instruments for this incident.

Lower than a month earlier, Cando was additionally arrested for assault of a member of the family she lives with in Manhattan. She was arrested once more for menacing a stranger in a pizzeria simply days later.

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