gay_flag_lede.jpgSFPD is investigating a suspected hate crime that shook up a Castro-area section of Market Street last week, but so far, no arrests have been made.

According to the Bay Area Reporter, a traditionally-clad Sister of Perpetual Indulgence was walking past The Crystal Way, a new-age store located at 2335 Market St. when he said “Hello, my darling. How are you this evening?” to a passing woman.

The woman then allegedly grabbed the Sister, who was dressed in “official attire”, including a nun’s habit and black and white face paint, by the waist and pushed him.

She allegedly shouted homophobic invective including the word “faggot” at him before shoving him into the window on Blue restaurant, at 2337 Market St.

The Sister’s assailant reportedly smashed one of The Crystal Way’s windows, causing $1500 in damages.

SFPD says they are investigating this as a hate crime. Anyone with information about the case is encouraged to call the Police Department’s anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or send a tip by text message to TIP411.

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