Feces attack suspect back behind bars after arrest in Harlem

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Tuesday, March 22, 2022
Feces attack suspect back behind bars after arrest in Harlem
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Frank Abrokwa is being held after a judge set bail at $5,000 for charges stemming from a violent incident at a storage facility in Harlem.

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- The man accused of smearing feces on a woman's face at a Bronx subway station is now behind bars after being arrested again.

Frank Abrokwa is being held after a judge set bail at $5,000 for charges stemming from a violent incident at a storage facility in Harlem.

He's facing new charges of criminal mischief and harassment.

He allegedly broke a window at the storage facility with a dumbbell on Friday.

The 37-year-old was released without bail earlier this month for the disgusting subway incident and a separate hate crime charge in Brooklyn.

At the time of his release, the head of the MTA Janno Lieber said, "It defies common sense."

Authorities say Abrokwa also has a history of transit related attacks. On January 7, he allegedly punched a 30-year-man on the subway platform at the 125th Street station at Lenox Avenue in Harlem.

And on February 5, he allegedly punched a 53-year-old man at the Port Authority Bus Terminal.

He was also arrested on February 22, when police say he was stopped while attempting to steal screwdrivers and pepper spray from a hardware store in the Bronx.

Police say Abrokwa has 44 prior arrests, one felony conviction and 10 misdemeanor convictions.

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