WASHINGTON (ABC7) — Ruby Corado called a repairman to replace a door at the Casa Ruby LGBT Community Center in Northwest D.C. after a man threw a brick through the door Sunday. Police have listed the incident as a hate crime.
“Its just crazy and scary,” said Ramela Brown, who workers as a manager at Casa Ruby.
Brown said a frequent visitor to the center, named Andrew Cook, 20, suddenly became angry and started throwing "chunks of soap" at her.
When she pushed him out the door and locked it, Brown said Cook threw a brick though the door.
As for what started the whole ordeal, Brown said she did not know.
Others also said Cook was a frequent visitor to the center.
“He’s a male that likes transgenders. He affiliates with us,” said Adriana Carter.
The talk of the center Monday was that Cook tried to turn himself in, but police at the 1st District MPD Station first refused to arrest him saying they had no warrant.
The Metropolitan Police Department told ABC7 News Monday that "Andrew Cook was located and arrested today."
Cook was charged with Felony Destruction of Property, Simple Assault and Threatening to Kidnap or Injure a Person.