The complete psycho who followed a woman into a bathroom at bar in Hell’s Kitchen to beat her and strip some of her clothing after she refused to dance with him minutes earlier is now in police custody. Mbarek Lafrem, a 30-year-old construction worker from Pennsylvania, was apprehended after a fellow construction worker identified Lafrem in a police surveillance video that was circulating on the news.
Video was captured of Lafrem leaving the bar shaking his hand in pain, ostensibly from this:
Lafrem was also caught on tape stopping into a bodega to steal a beer later that night, hopefully his last ever. He is charged with two counts of assault and one count of attempted rape.
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