The homeless man charged with randomly sucker-punching on an Asian woman in Chinatown was jailed Wednesday after appearing before a judge on his latest arrest.
Alexander Wright appeared in Manhattan Supreme Court where his bail was set at $15,000 cash on two charges of misdemeanor assault, a count of drug possession and harassment, court documents show.
Wright, 48, was allegedly caught on camera slugging the 55-year-old victim on Bayard Street around 6:15 p.m. Monday, cops said.
According to the criminal complaint, Wright “struck her in the face with a closed fist so hard that her hat flew off her head, she fell to the ground, and lost consciousness.”
He was previously charged by cops with the attack as a hate crime, but the NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force was still probing the man’s motive, prosecutors said.
The woman was treated at NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital, cops said.
In arguing for bail, prosecutors said Wright — who has a staggering 40 arrests on his rap sheet — has failed to appear for court twice in the last year and has an open assault case in the Bronx for allegedly punched a 72-year-old man in the face.
The homeless man also copped to two attacks on May 27, according to prosecutors.
The first incident occurred in January when he threw a rock through a window and scratched a stranger’s face in Manhattan, according to prosecutors.
In the other case, he threw hot coffee in the face of two transit officers, prosecutors said.
A Manhattan judge sentenced him to time served in those cases under the condition he would attend five sessions with one of the city’s diversion programs, the Manhattan Justice Opportunities.
Wright is due back in court on June 8.