Patrick Mateo Wiki
Patrick Mateo, 47, was arrested on Thursday and charged with assault and harassment, but was released at 3 am the next morning. The video showed Leelee Chin-Yeung, 52, pushing him outside of the New Flushing Bakery in Flushing at around 1.50pm Tuesday after a verbal spit. Anne told the police that she was waiting in line to enter the bakery when she asked the man if he was in line. Court documents state that Mateo was angry with Chin-Yeung and scolded him before grabbing a box and throwing it at him. Then he allegedly pushed him to the ground. No hate crimes are listed for Mateo even though the victim claims that his daughter shouted ‘racial slurs’ to her mother.
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A man who was caught on camera pushing an Asian woman to the ground while discussing at a bakery in Queens was released less than a day after his arrest.
According to the Forest Hill Post, 47-year-old Patrick Mateo was charged with assault and harassment on Thursday, but was released at 3 am the next morning.
The video showed him pushing Leelee Chin-Yeung, 52, outside the New Flushing Bakery in Flushing on Tuesday around 1.50 a.m. after a verbal discussion. The clip shows the man throwing something at the woman before pushing her to the ground, where she suffered a head injury that required stitches. Anne told the police that she was waiting in line to enter the bakery when she asked the man if he was in line.
Court documents state that Mateo was angry with Chin-Yeung and scolded him before grabbing a box and throwing it at him. Then he allegedly pushed him to the ground.
Chin-Yeung lost consciousness and had a cut on his forehead. He was taken to a local hospital and has been released ever since. No hate crimes are listed for Mateo, although the victim’s daughter allegedly shouted ‘racial slurs’ to her mother.
In a Facebook post, Maggie Kayla Cheng shared photos of Mateo taken by a witness, “ This crass shouting racist insults, she broke into my mom and pushed my mom to Main Street and Roosevelt Street in Queens, Flushing today.
He pushed him so hard that his head hit the concrete and he fainted on the ground. He spent 4-5 hours in the hospital and 5-10 stitches were placed on his forehead. Hate crime has no place in our society. ‘
Anti-Asian hate crimes have been on the rise in recent years, largely thanks to the provocative language used by former President Donald Trump to describe the coronavirus.