June 1, By Christian Murray
The police have released another video of the man believed to be the vandal responsible for a rash of homophobic graffiti that has been scrawled on several buildings throughout Astoria this year.
The vandal first struck on March 20 when he sprayed “Obama f—-t” on the outside of Pistilli Towers at 31-19 Newtown Ave., which is the office of State Sen. Michael Gianaris and Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas. He has struck that building multiple times.
He has also vandalized a number of garage doors on 23rd Street (between 28th and 29th Avenues) scrawling in black paint: “Obama Faggot” and “Obama Dyke.”
Deputy Inspector Peter Fortune, the commanding officer of the 114th Precinct, said recently that the suspect has struck more than a dozen times.
The suspect is white and was last seen wearing hooded jacket, and a baseball cap.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS