By Express Newswire
A man sucker-punched an NYPD traffic agent and knocked him unconscious after being written a ticket earlier in the day Wednesday, police said.
Police said the man approached the agent from behind near the corner of Heberton Street and Post Avenue and punched him in the throat.
Police are looking for the man who punched a NY traffic agent unconscious after getting a parking ticket Wednesday.
Surveillance video shows the man walking down the street while holding a cellphone to his ear.
(The NYPD want your help identifying a man caught on video punching a traffic agent on Staten Island. Courtesy of CBS New York and YouTube)
EMS responded and transported the agent to Staten Island University Hospital in Ocean Breeze, where the traffic agent was treated and then released for a head injury and contusion to the neck.
The suspect is described by the NYPD as a male black, 20’s, thin build, last seen wearing a black t-shirt and grey trousers.
As the ticket agent crosses the street, the man slips up behind him and punches the agent with his left fist.
It’s unclear if the victim was the one who had given the attacker the ticket and when it was issued.
Witnesses are urged to call Crime Stoppers with tips that could lead the suspect’s arrest.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782)
The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.