State police from the Southeast barracks have arrested a 20-year-old Long Island woman after she shouted "culturally-biased insults" at a local gas station clerk and threw scalding hot coffee at him, officials said.
Troopers arrested Commack resident Dakota R. Duffy Monday on a felony charge of second-degree attempted assault as a hate crime and a misdemeanor charge of fourth-degree criminal mischief.
Here's what police said about the incident, which took place at about 1:35 a.m. Sept. 5 at a convenience store/gas station in Southeast:
"Ms Duffy, who stated she was intoxicated at the time, became argumentative with the store clerk. She started yelling culturally biased insults at the store clerk and then threw hot scalding coffee at the clerk which caused minor injuries to the clerk. Once Duffy exited the store, she destroyed a display of windshield washing fluid."
Following arraignment before Village of Brewster Judge Richard O'Rourke, Duffy was released on $200 bail, as recommended by Putnam County Chief Assistant District Attorney Chris York, according to authorities. She is due tonight (Oct. 1) in Southeast Justice Court.