MONTCLAIR, NJ - A 61-year-old man was charged after allegedly spitting on and yelling racial slurs to an African-American woman.
The 47-year-old victim, a Newark resident, reported to Montclair Police that John Concepcion, 61, of Harrison yelled racial slurs and spat on her on February 1.
Police responded to the call on Gates Avenue and Concepcion was charged with Harassment by Communication, Harassment by Spitting, and Bias Intimidation.
This is the second incident of spitting and yelling racial slurs in two days.
Just the day prior, on January 31, another victim, a 33-year-old Jersey City resident, reported to Montclair Police that she was walking when a male said to her, “Go back to China,” made a slur regarding her heritage and spat in her direction.
Though it is not known whether the two incidents are connected, police are on the lookout for a suspect described as an older white male, balding with some gray hair, and last seen wearing a blue sweatshirt with a gray hood.