Homeless man with 90 prior arrests busted for anti-gay assault in Queens

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A homeless career criminal with more than 90 previous arrests was busted for allegedly slashing a man and hurling anti-gay statements at him in Queens last week, cops said. 

Ramon Castro, 55, was arrested Thursday morning in connection with the early July 6 attack on a 34-year-old man on 77th Street near 37th Road in Jackson Heights, authorities said. 

Castro — who has previously been arrested dozens of times, including for allegedly swiping an ATM machine — got into a spat with the victim around 3:10 a.m. and at one point snarled, “I hate Latinos and f—-t people!,” according to cops and prosecutors.

Then he slashed the victim in the face with a wooden stake, cutting his cheek, according to prosecutors.

The victim was taken to Elmhurst Hospital Center, where he required eight stitches on the outside of his cheek and eight stitches on the inside, prosecutors said.

When cops interviewed the suspect, he said, “Homosexuals are OK, but not when you’re an adult,” according to a criminal complaint.

Castro was charged with assault, menacing and aggravated harassment, all as hate crimes. 

He was ordered held on $250,003 bail, city Corrections records show. 

Police said he had been arrested more than 90 times in the past.

In late June, he was busted for burglarizing a nightclub — where he stole an ATM machine — and also burglarizing a bar, according to those criminal complaints. 

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