Aug. 15, 2019 By Shane O’Brien
Police are looking for a man who punched a 16-year-old cyclist in the face multiple times in Maspeth last month.
According to the police, the male cyclist became involved in a verbal dispute with the suspect in front of 60-61 Fresh Pond Rd. at 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 13.
The verbal dispute soon escalated into a physical altercation and the man punched the cyclist in the face several times, leaving him with a broken jaw.
The suspect fled in an unknown direction while the victim was transported to an area hospital to be treated for his injuries.
The suspect was observed to be a white man with dark hair. He was last seen wearing a peach-colored t-shirt, dark shorts and flip flops.
Anyone with information in regard to the identity of this male is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or on Twitter @NYPDTips.
However the verbal dispute started, an adult beating up a 16 year old is a bully and a coward. I hope they find him and lock him up for at least 16 years!
Teenager was taught a lesson in humility. Respect your elders. I’m sorry did the teenager say something I couldn’t understand his muffled broken jaw response.