UPPER EAST SIDE, Manhattan – A man accused of using feces to attack two women on the Upper East Side said God was responsible for the disgusting assaults.
Ekwan Hill, 42, told throngs of reporters Friday when PIX11 News asked if he'd thrown feces on women that “God did it.”
Hill is accused of throwing feces in the face of a 33-year-old woman as she walked along East 91st Street about 2:25 p.m. Monday, police said. Later that day, at about 6 p.m., he allegedly followed a 27-year-old woman on East 74th Street, snuck up behind her, pulled at her waistband then rubbed feces onto her buttocks and ran away, police said.
The second assault was caught on surveillance camera.
Hill faces a charge of assault and forcible touching in the cases, NYPD said.
“Why the filth? It’s a Farrakhan thing…” he said, trailing off as he was guided into the police car.
The shocking crimes left many residents in the Upper East Side neighborhood feeling uneasy, with one woman telling PIX11 News she no longer felt safe walking alone.
A tip from Crime Stoppers led officers to capture Hill at the Brooklyn homeless shelter where he lives, sources told PIX11 News.