Police busted a homeless woman Saturday in connection with the random choking of a teen girl sitting outside a Queens sushi restaurant, an attack captured in a terrifying video.
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The incident unfolded at about 5:15 p.m. Monday at Watawa Sushi on Ditmars Boulevard in Astoria, when a disheveled looking assailant with long hair wearing a white T-shirt, black jacket and jeans walks up behind the 16-year-old and suddenly puts her in a chokehold, according to police and surveillance video.
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She releases her, menacingly stands nearby, and ultimately backs off, the video shows. A passerby can been seen trying to intervene.
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The victim suffered pain, redness and swelling but was not taken to the hospital, the NYPD said.
Police originally said Saturday they were looking for a man. But later announced they had arrested Minerva Martinez, 36, and charged her with strangulation.
This story first appeared on the New York Post
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