NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A man has been arrested for allegedly burning a gay pride flag outside a Harlem bar.
Police said Tuesday that 20-year-old Tyresse Singleton, of Harlem, is facing hate crime and arson charges.READ MORE: New State-Of-The-Art $241 Million High School On The Ballot For Hoboken Voters
Surveillance footage shows a man intentionally setting fire to a pride flag hanging in front of the Alibi Lounge on Seventh Avenue around 12:30 a.m. Monday.READ MORE: 11-Year-Old New Jersey Girl Sews Custom Hospital Gowns For Pediatric Cancer Patients
That wasn’t the first time the popular gay bar’s property had been destroyed.
On May 31, a man was caught on camera setting fire to two pride flags outside the same bar.MORE NEWS: NYPD Officer Wilbert Mora Dies After Being Shot In Line Of Duty In Harlem: 'True Heroes Never Die'
Statistics from the NYPD show that while overall crime in the city is down, hate crimes have spiked 64% this year.