WATCH: Woman Lights Gay Pride Flag On Fire Outside Of NYC Restaurant

  • New York City authorities are looking for a woman suspected of committing a hate crime when she set fire to a pride flag hanging outside of a restaurant in Soho.
  • The incident took place at around 1:35 a.m. on Monday morning at The Little Prince. The arson was captured on camera, and the footage shows a red-haired woman getting out of a white SUV, using a lighter to set the flag ablaze, then getting back in the passenger side of the car as it drove off.
  • New York City Councilman Erik Bottcher posted video of the fire online, and the NYPD is investigating the incident as a possible hate crime. Bottcher also appeared at The Little Prince to raise a new pride flag, telling reporters it was “five times the size of the original.”
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