A man attacked after confronting 2 people on motorcycles in the New York park

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WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, Manhattan (WABC) – A 76-year-old man was assaulted inside a park after confronting two folks over their use of bikes within the park.

The incident was reported on Sunday simply earlier than 1:30 pm close to Indian Street and West 218th Avenue in Inwood Hill Park.

Youngsters on unlawful bikes have reportedly been racing the streets of Higher Manhattan for greater than per week.
Police say the sufferer, recognized as Roberto, berated two motorcyclists when one in all them received too shut. That is when he says they attacked.

The suspects hit Roberto with logs and stones.

“If any of these logs hit me within the eye, I might lose a watch,” mentioned Roberto. “After which after I was on the ground, he began kicking this manner.”

Roberto was taken to the hospital with minor accidents.

Locals say the complete neighborhood has been overrun with unlawful off-road automobiles and bikes. The officers had been on patrol Monday evening, however the bikers nonetheless handed.

The phenomenon is nothing new throughout the town within the hotter months, particularly within the 34th Precinct. The commanding officer mentioned Monday he’s cracking down, however he wants assist from the general public.

Cops ask folks to name emergency well being providers after they see a pack of motorcyclists. That approach, they will attempt to cease them.

Up to now they’ve pretended to destroy confiscated bikes and SUVs, however in Inwood they are saying the issue has solely gotten worse.

They are saying there may be common present plus a contact of anti-Asian hatred.

“I am simply on the sidewalk and a few of them walked as much as me after which a few of them advised me to come back residence, and a few of them threw me water bottles, it did not harm me it is simply terrifying”, mentioned sufferer Pavel Reyes.

No arrests had been made within the assault on Roberto and investigations are ongoing.

Anybody with info ought to name the NYPD Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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