The Queens jogger who was attacked by a bottle-wielding lady who hurled a hateful racist epitaph at her said Wednesday she desires her assailant introduced to justice.
Tiffany Johnson was jogging at 53rd Spot and Broadway in Woodside all-around noon on Aug. 17 when a stranger hurled a bottle at her and yelled: “Get out of here, n—-r, go again to Africa!,” online video released by police on Wednesday displays.
“It’s a detest criminal offense,” Johnson advised The Submit in a cell phone interview. “It’s not satisfactory. She has to be [held] responsible for her habits.”
At very first, Johnson explained she thought the hateful lady had mistaken her for another person else, in advance of acknowledging “she could see the colour of my pores and skin and she reacted to that.”
“I was surely shocked. I was astonished but, additional importantly, I required to get away from her.”
Johnson explained she ought to be in a position to go out operating without the need of worry of being accosted with racial slurs.
“I’m entitled to go for a jog, live my everyday living, take pleasure in my everyday living and take pleasure in the matters that would make me happy,” she stated.
But, Johnson claimed, she wasn’t going to allow the bigot drag her down to her degree.
“That’s not on me. Which is a reflection on her,” Johnson mentioned. “She demands to glimpse at herself and determine out why she looks down on someone.”
She added: “We are usually attempting to give motives for what men and women do but I just can’t get into her head. I only know what she did, what she claimed and her actions.”
Johnson explained she’s happy cops unveiled footage of the incident and hopes it will support in determining her attacker, who is described as about 5 toes 5 inches tall, weighing around 160 lbs with blue eyes and extended blond hair.
“I’m glad the video clip surfaced so, with any luck ,, she won’t do this to somebody else,” Johnson reported. “People shouldn’t have to deal with that sort of conduct.”
“I refused to and that is why I walked absent — nope, nope!”
Additional reporting by Tamar Lapin