New York Post:
A homeless man smiled during his arraignment Sunday morning on a series of “hate crime” attacks this month on random Manhattan pedestrians.
Todd Lyons, 33, had been free on two previous assaults in The Bronx
and Manhattan when cops suspect he committed as many as seven new
attacks; all the victims in the new attacks are white.
He appeared happy as he learned he’d been charged with felony and misdemeanor assault for three of those latest attacks.
Law enforcement sources have told The Post that Lyons used his fists, or random found objects — including a brick and wood from a broken chair — to strike his victims, sometimes knocking them to the ground and leaving them bloody.