Frank Abrokwa, 37, who allegedly smeared his feces on a woman’s face after defecating into a bag, was attacked in jail. Abrokwa was arrested for allegedly spitting on a Jewish man back in September
A career criminal accused of smearing his feces on the face of a subway commuter may be permanently disfigured after a fellow inmate threw boiling water into his face.
Frank Abrokwa, 37, is expected to ‘have scars for the rest of his life’ after a fellow Rikers Island detainee splashed him with boiling water at the Anna M. Kross Correctional Facility last week at the notorious Rikers Island, where he is being held on bail.
His attacker ironically went by the name of ‘Burns’ within the jail, sources told The New York Post.
‘You can wash s–t off your face and remain with the mental scars. When it comes to hot water, you will have physical and mental scars for the rest of your life,’ the source said.
He was seemingly caught on video rubbing his own excrement on a woman after defecating into a bag at the East 241st Street station in The Bronx on February 21.
Abrokwa was arrested following the disgusting act, but because his misdemeanors were legally non-violent, the judge could not set bail and he was released back onto the streets.
Abrokwa walked free, only to be locked up following another allegedly violent assault.
On February 21, Abrokwa was caught on video attacking a woman without any provocation at the East 241th Street station in The Bronx
Abrokwa smeared human faces on the commuter’s face and back, as seen in the video
He is said to have tossed a dumbbell through a glass window at a Harlem storage facility, shattering a window there after threatening a worker.
He was seen showing a rude hand gesture as he was led into Manhattan Criminal Court to be arraigned on charges of criminal mischief and harassment.
Abrokwa was accused of violating the conditions of his supervised release related to the feces attack.
The vile, apparently unprovoked, attack took place came just three days after New York City Mayor Eric Adams unveiled the Subway Safety Plan to deploy 1,000 cops to secure the crime-plagued transit system.
During his arraignment, a judge set Abrokwa’s bail at $15,000 and ordered him to undergo a psychiatric evaluation, after the barefoot defendant caused a scene in court by yelling at the top of his lungs, hurling profanities and daring the judge to give him bail.
A defiant Frank Abrokwa, 37, is pictured showing a rude hand gesture as he is led into Manhattan Criminal Court for violating the conditions of his release
Abrokwa, a career criminal, is accused of throwing a dumbbell through a window less than a month after allegedly smearing feces on a woman’s face
Finally, a Manhattan judge set Abrokwa’s bail at $15,000 and ordered him to undergo a mental health evaluation. During his arraignment, the barefoot man yelled and used profanities
The latest incident involving Abrokwa took place on Friday at the Treasure Island Storage Facility in Manhattan, where he allegedly broke a window after demanding a refund
According to the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, the latest charges against Abrokwa are related to an altercation that took place at the Treasure Island Storage Facility on West 145h Street, where the suspect arrived at 6.30pm.
Abrokwa was described as being ‘upset’ and proceeded to yell at the general manager of the business as he was assisting another customer.
Abrokwa later walked away, and the manager spotted him carrying a dumbbell.
‘[The manager] then went to find the defendant to assist him and while walking towards the defendant he observed a window that had been shattered,’ according to a complaint.
While the manager was cleaning up the broken glass, he said Abrokwa came up to him, saying: ‘I want my refund. I’m leaving Monday that is why I broke the glass.’
Abrokwa, whose record includes more than 44 arrests, was arraigned on charges stemming from the feces attack on March 1 (pictured), but a judge released him
Abrokwa then left, but he returned to the storage facility the following day and was quoted as telling another employee: ‘If I don’t get my refund by Monday, I’m gonna come back here and catch a felony.’
Abrokwa was previously arraigned on March 1 on charges of forcible touching, menacing, disorderly conduct and harassment stemming from the feces attack.
‘S**t happens. Haha,’ Abrokwa said after his arrest in the feces-smearing case, according to a criminal complaint. ‘This is a s***ty situation. Haha.’
After being released without bail, Abrokwa was immediately taken into custody for allegedly threatening to murder a Jewish man in Brooklyn last September.
Menachem Minkowitz, 46, told the New York Daily News that he was leaving a deli in Crown Heights, minding his own business, when Abrokwa appeared out of nowhere and targeted him because of his Jewish garb.
‘Everything happened so quick,’ he said. ‘A person comes up and spits on me. I said, ‘What the f**k is wrong with you?’ And he said, ‘F**king Jew.’
Police said Abrokwa yelled at the man, ‘I’m going to kill you!’ before taking a swing at him.
‘I saw the evil in his eyes,’ Minkowitz added. ‘I love people, but I saw the evil in his eyes. It was bad.’
Abrokwa was arraigned in that case on March 2 on counts of aggravated harassment, menacing in third degree as a hate crime, menacing in the third degree and disorderly conduct, and was then released under supervision.
Abrokwa, seen here in a photo released by the NYPD in September, allegedly spat on and made anti-Jewish comments to a 46-year-old Jewish man in the Crown Heights
The 37-year-old’s vast criminal record also includes a January 7 arrest for allegedly punching a 30-year-old man on a subway platform at 125th Street and Lenox Avenue, followed by a February 5 arrest for allegedly hitting a 53-year-old man at the Port Authority Bus Terminal.
But each time, thanks to New York’s lax new bail reform laws, the career criminal did not have to post bail and was freed to continue roaming city streets.
In mid-February, Abrokwa was arrested for allegedly threatening a hardware store employee with a screwdriver during a robbery, but like his previous run-ins with the law, it ended with the suspect being turned loose.
A week later, on February 21, Abrokwa was seen on surveillance video walking along the platform at the East 241th Street when he lunged at a woman sitting on a bench and smeared his feces on her face after she ignored his attempts to talk to her.
When the woman leans forward, he walks behind her and presses a plastic bag containing his waste against the back of her head and her back.
New York City has been in the throes of a massive crime wave, with the rates of shootings, robberies, rapes and assaults all registering dramatic increases.
There have been 504 subway crimes reported this year as of March 20, compared to 288 during the same period in 2021, representing a 75 per cent increase, according to New York Police Department (NYPD) statistics.