Lorena Delaguna Wiki – Lorena Delaguna Biography
Lorena Delaguna has been arrested in connection with an attack on a jogger, Tiffany Johnson, in an incident that happened Queens. Video released last week showed her throwing a glass bottle at the Black woman while yelling a racial slur. Police arrested Lorena Delaguna on Monday, September 21st, who is charged with hate crime attempted assault and felony aggravated harassment.
Lorena Delaguna is a 53-year-old woman.
APPREHENDED!! The perpetrator in this incident has been arrested. https://t.co/cdkStQJd9T
— NYPD Hate Crimes (@NYPDHateCrimes) September 21, 2020
Lorena Delaguna was arrested inside her Woodside home Monday morning, according to police. The 53-year-old was charged with second-degree assault and attempted aggravated harassment — both as a hate crime.
Ranting Bottle Attack Viral Video
on Monday, August 17, She was caught in a viral video, at the northeast corner of 53rd Place and Broadway in Woodside. The video showed a woman throwing a glass bottle at the Black woman while yelling a racial slur.
Johnson wasn’t injured and continued to jog away, but she said even after the camera stopped rolling, the suspect was relentless. “She followed me up the block, was screaming ‘get out of here, goes back to Africa…N-word,’” Johnson said.
People tried to shoo the suspect away, but Johnson was afraid the situation would escalate.
“When you have adrenaline going, the first thing for me was to get out of the situation,” she said.
At the time, Johnson didn’t know someone was recording the incident. She said she spotted it on social media a couple of days ago and went to police knowing she had proof.
Johnson said it has been a soul-searching process for the suspect who has a lot of work to do on herself. “Her issues, whatever her actions were, are a reflection on her, it’s not my problem, it’s her problem,” Johnson said.
“She was so loud and aggressive,” Johnson said Wednesday. “She did call me the N-word, and I mean I’m not an N-word, none of us are, but the reality is that this woman felt that she needed me to be that and I would just say that she needs to look into herself as to why.”