Prosecutors: Brooklyn Woman Used Rock in Anti-Gay Attack

Prosecutors say a Brooklyn teen has been arrested on charges she assaulted a man with a rock after shouting anti-gay epithets at him.

The Daily News reports Friday that 18-year-old Safire Ellington is facing hate crime charges in connection with the attack.

The incident happened Tuesday night in Crown Heights.

Prosecutors say the 36-year-old victim told police he was approached by Ellington and five others. He said Ellington shouted anti-gay remarks before she spit at him.

They say she then picked up a rock and punched the man in the face with it. He suffered minor injuries.

Ellington was arraigned Wednesday and released without bail. Her attorney did not immediately return a message seeking comment.

A judge issued an order of protection for the victim.

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