UPPER EAST SIDE, Manhattan — A notorious woman known as “The Spitting Woman of 77th Street” was arrested after several previous incidents including allegedly spitting on a 7-year-old boy on the Upper East Side.
Hilda del Valle Barrion-Neuvo, 65, was arrested, along with her nephew, on East 78th Street Thursday morning, police say.
She is charged with stalking and endangering a child. Police say she was involved in multiple spitting incidents.
Her nephew, 44-year-old Gabriel Uno, who is homeless, was charged with menacing, reckless endangerment and criminal possession of a weapon.
Uno was arrested following an incident from last weekend when he allegedly threw a table at a 46-year-old man — telling him to “get the f— out of here.”
A petition was created on change.org by community members calling for the arrest of the infamous spitter. As of March 30, there were 1,544 supporters.