May 4, By Jason Cohen
The vandal who has been scrawling homophobic graffiti throughout Astoria this year struck again Tuesday night.
The latest incident, scrawled in black paint over garage doors on 23rd Street (between 28th and 29th Avenues), read: “Obama Faggot” and “Obama Dyke.”
This is the third time these garage doors have been hit this year, according to a neighbor. Each time the doors get repainted but the vandal comes back like it’s a game of cat and mouse.
The vandal sprayed “Obama f—-t” on the outside of Pistilli Towers at 31-19 Newtown Ave. on March 20, which is the office of State Sen. Michael Gianaris and Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas.
Deputy Inspector Peter Fortune, the commanding officer of the 114th Precinct, said the homophobic graffiti pattern is being investigated by Hate Crimes Task Force.
According to Fortune, there have been 12 incidents, several on those garage doors.
Video was released in March of the suspect and the precinct is looking for help from the community in helping identify him.