NEW YORK, NY – A 52-year-old man who was walking his dog on Manhattan’s Upper East Side Tuesday night confronted a reckless motorcyclist in the neighborhood and ask the rider to slow down.
Instead of slowing down, the man stopped his motorcycle in the area of East 90th Street and First Avenue and beat the man.
“When the victim asked the individual to slow down, he approached the victim and struck him multiple times in the face with a closed fist, causing him to fall down on the ground,” the NYPD said today. “While the victim was on the ground, the male individual continued to strike him in the face before fleeing eastbound on East 90th Street.”
The man was taken by FDNY EMS to Cornell Hospital. He was listed in stable condition. The dog was not harmed during the attack.
Detectives with the 17th Precinct described the suspect as a male, approximately 35 to 45 years of age, 5’8″ tall, 200 pounds and was last seen wearing a gray hoodie, black pants, helmet and riding a motorcycle.
He is still at large.
Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/, on Twitter @NYPDTips.