Cops are looking for a man who yelled “Look at this f---ing white guy! These f---ing white people think they own the world!” before attacking a man in a Bronx pizzeria Oct. 6. (NYPD)
A bigoted attacker screamed anti-white statements at a man sitting in a Bronx pizzeria, then punched him in the face and fractured his eye socket, cops said Wednesday.
The 59-year-old victim was sitting at a table in Ray’s Pizza on E. 138th St. at St. Ann’s Ave. in Mott Haven Oct. 6, using his laptop, when another man stormed in and started yelling, police said.
“Look at this f---ing white guy! These f---ing white people think they own the world!” the man bellowed. The victim tried to leave, but the man blocked his path, then punched him in the face, hitting him hard enough to fracture his eye socket and tear his retina, cops said.
The victim, Chris Bilcik, told NBC 4 he’s lived in the neighborhood for 18 years.
“He turns around, he starts pointing to me. He’s talking to the people at the table, just rattling on about how ‘White people are the devils are the world, I hate white people, we should get rid of white people.’”
The attacker followed him when he tried to change tables and kept bothering him. “And in a split second he did a Mike Tyson punch to my face,” he told the TV station.
The NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating the assault.
Police describe the attacker as black, with dark skin and a beard, about 5-foot-10, wearing a black baseball cap, gray sweatpants and a waist-length jacket.
Cops ask anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS.