A Transgender woman named Thomas J. Heard, 37, has been arrested after allegedly threatening someone with a sharp object in the Bronx.
According to authorities Heard is responsible for seven individuals who were sprayed with a chemical substance on Friday in New York, in what is being investigated as a hate crime.
Police also believe that Heard also was responsible for dousing a man with a pepper spray-like substance at 125th St. subway station on the A/C/B/D lines on Friday, then running into the street spraying give more people according to Fox News.
Soon after, she allegedly attacked another woman waiting for the No. 1 train at W. 96th St. and Broadway. Then, around 2 p.m., a woman appearing to be Heard can be seen on a surveillance video violently kicking a stranger, Denise Galloway, in the leg before spraying her and her boyfriend.
“All of the sudden, I hear this woman yell at me from behind, ‘I hate you, you expletive expletive!’,” Galloway told ABC 7. “I saw her pull something out of her pocket. I didn’t know if it was a gun, I didn’t know if it was a knife — I didn’t know what she had.” She sprayed Galloway’s boyfriend, Joe Barbuto, in the eye. Heard then appears to chase Barbuto down the street and spray him again.
“She says ‘I’m gonna pepper spray you’ and she came around and she actually got me across my face,” Barbuto said.
I share James Woods sentiments on this, this is the first time I’ve ever known of a woman to be named “Thomas.”