Friday, May 27, 2022

Mask-Wearing Man Sucker Punches NYPD Cop During Arrest [VIDEO]

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*An NYPD officer was sucker punched by a mask-wearing man while making an arrest, and the moment was captured on video that has gone viral.

Some Twitter users are calling the masked assailant a hero.

The video shows two officers restraining robbery suspect Yoemdy Castro, 27, on the ground. A man wearing a surgical mask then steps into view of the camera, lurking in the background among a group of onlookers. After a few moments of sizing up the scene, he lunges at one of the cop’s and unleashes two blows to the back of the officer’s head. He then flees up the street as folks in the crowd laugh and cheer, encouraging him to run.

Watch the shocking moment via the clip below.

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According to CBS News, police later caught up with the suspect, identified as 31-year-old Nelson Jiminez. He was arrested and charged with assault on a police officer, obstructing governmental administration, assault, disorderly conduct and harassment.

As noted by TooFab, several NY officials shared the clip online and condemned the attack.

Police Chief Terence Monahan tweeted: “Proud of the @NYPD52Pct cop and his fellow Finest for chasing and arresting this cowardly individual for assault on an officer. We’ll be working closely with @BronxDAClark to ensure he’s fully prosecuted. Think again if you believe you can get away will this behavior in NYC.”

Councilman Chaim Deutsch added: “While police officers are heroically putting themselves in harms way to keep us safe, this man decided to attack a cop on the job. Are you kidding me?! A despicable, cruel, and low thing to do.”

A second cop who responded to the Jiminez disturbance was also punched in the head in an off-camera incident, according to the report.

The female suspect in that assault, Brandee Isom, 25, was arrested and charged with assault and obstructing governmental administration.

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.

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