NEW YORK, NY – Detectives with the New York City Police Department credited the hard work of its officers and the community to bring a man who assaulted an NYPD traffic enforcement officer because he was issued a ticket.
On Sunday, the NYPD announced the arrest of Aaron Beller. Beller was charged with assaulting a police officer and menacing.
Beller became upset over getting a parking ticket in Brooklyn on November 14th. He then attacked the NYPD parking enforcement officer who issued the ticket.
Detectives with the NYPD reported the incident happened after the officer issued a parking ticket on a vehicle in the area of Avenue Z and 16th Street in Sheepshead Bay.
The NYPD released surveillance video of the incident that shows the man approaching the officer and knocking his hat off his head. He then shoved the officer to the ground and began punching him.
He fled in the yellow Volkswagen GTI that was ticketed moments earlier.