Woman, 30, Arrested For Setting Fire To Pride Flag At New York’s Little Prince Restaurant: Police Reveal She Too Wrote ‘Jesus Is King’ On The Back Of Two Police Cars
- Angelina Cando, 30, was arrested Tuesday for setting fire to the Pride flag
- She is also charged with criminal misconduct for vandalizing two police cars.
- Whendo will appear in court later today; it is said that she lives in midtown manhattan
A 30-year-old woman was arrested for setting fire to the Pride flag outside Little Prince, a New York City restaurant, last week.
Angelina Cando was charged with arson as a hate crime and reckless endangerment as a hate crime.
Cando was also charged with criminal mischief for scrawling “Jesus is King” on the back of two NYPD squad cars.
Angelina Cando was charged with arson as a hate crime and reckless endangerment as a hate crime
The fire was seen slowly starting outside the restaurants as several cars passed by.
The woman was seen approaching the banner that read ‘Make America Gay Again’ in front of The Prince restaurant.
She is due in court in New York City later today.
Cando has been arrested in the past for threats, although the details of those crimes are unclear.
The incident sparked outrage among the clientele of the Little Prince fashion center.
The French hotspot is in the heart of SoHo and has been the target of homophobic attacks before.
A worker previously revealed that someone once tried to steal the Pride flag, which hangs proudly between an exterior wall of flowers.
Cando will appear in court this morning.
The New York police indicated that he had a midtown Manhattan address not far from the restaurant, but other details of his life have not yet been made public.
He is currently in custody.