The woman accused of throwing a glass bottle at a jogger while she was running and shouting racial abuse at her, telling her to 'go back to Africa', has appeared in court.
Lorena Delaguna, 53, was arrested on Monday on hate crime and harassment charges after she was filmed launching an unprovoked attack on Tiffany Johnson, 37.
Officers detained her at her home and charged her with attempted assault and aggravated assault as a hate crime.
She was taken to Queens Central Booking for arraignment. Delaguna has a long rap sheet, including for burglary, menacing and graffiti, dating back to 2014, The New York Daily News reports.
Lorena Delaguna, 53, was arrested on Monday on hate crime and harassment charges
Lorena Delaguna, 53, was arrested on Monday on hate crime and harassment charges after she was filmed launching an unprovoked attack at Tiffany Johnson, 37, pictured left and right
The August 17 attack was caught on video. The suspect behind the attack pictured above sipping from a glass bottle at the corner of 53rd Place and Broadway in Woodside, Queens
Johnson was on a run at 53rd Place and Broadway in Woodside, Queens around noon on August 17 when she passed a corner and Delaguna threw a glass bottle at her feet.
She shouted: 'Get out of here n*****, go back to Africa,' according to video release by the NYPD on Wednesday.
'It's a hate crime. It's not acceptable. She has to be [held] responsible for her behavior,' Johnson had previously told the New York Post.
Johnson revealed she thought Delaguna had mistaken her for someone else, and didn't initially think the attack was racially motivated.
But once the woman started to scream hateful insults at