Police have arrested the woman who allegedly hurled anti-Asian statements at a Mandarin-speaking woman and then slapped her in the face on the Lower East Side early this month, cops said.
Cheyenne Taylor, 29, of Brooklyn, was arrested Tuesday in connection to the April 7 attack on the 25-year-old victim, who was sitting at a table on Grand Street near Forsyth Street on the Lower East Side, chatting with a friend, authorities said.
“I don’t want you talking,” Taylor allegedly snapped. “Shut the f–k up! Go back to your country!”
Taylor initially walked away, but then turned back and allegedly slapped the woman across the face, surveillance video shows.
The victim refused medical attention. It wasn’t clear if she was dining at a restaurant’s outdoor area when the incident happened.
Cops followed a tip and picked Taylor up near her Starrett City home, authorities said.
She was charged with aggravated harassment as a hate crime, police said.
The incident comes amid a recent surge in crimes against Asian victims across the city.