Suspect shoves elderly man to ground in random UES assault/NYPD Crime Stoppers
Suspect shoves elderly man to ground in random UES assault/NYPD Crime Stoppers

SEE IT: Elderly Man Shoved to Ground & Injured in Random Upper East Side Assault

MANHATTAN – A heinous random attack on an Upper East Side senior citizen is caught on camera— now police want neighbors help tracking down the cold hearted suspect who shoved an 81-year-old man to the ground on a Yorkville sidewalk in a shocking unprovoked assault that came out of nowhere. 

Suspect shoves elderly man to ground in random UES assault/NYPD Crime Stoppers
Suspect shoves elderly man to ground in random UES assault/NYPD Crime Stoppers

The 81-year-old victim was out walking his dog on East 86th Street near East End Avenue– just blocks from Gracie Mansion– around 12:30 am Christmas morning, talking to someone else with their dog on the sidewalk, when surveillance video shows the suspect makes a beeline for the men.

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The stranger walks up between the men and uses his right hand to shove the victim so hard the 81 year old is sent falling backwards and flops hard on the concrete. 

Suspect shoves elderly man to ground in random UES assault/NYPD Crime Stoppers
Suspect shoves elderly man to ground in random UES assault/NYPD Crime Stoppers

Police say the early morning surprise attack and hard tumble to the ground left the victim with minor injuries to his hand, shoulder and hip, but the 81 year old refused medical attention.

Suspect shoves elderly man to ground in random UES assault/NYPD Crime Stoppers
Suspect shoves elderly man to ground in random UES assault/NYPD Crime Stoppers

Meanwhile, the suspect, he never breaks his stride and is seen on surveillance video casually walking away from the scene of this vicious assault on a senior citizen, on East 86th Street near Henderson Place— a small, little known side road close to East End Avenue— eventually turning back to give the victim the middle finger. 

Investigators say the suspect, caught by the surveillance cameras outside of two apartment buildings, was last seen wearing wearing jeans, a red t-shirt and a blue hoodie. 

Suspect turns to show middle finger to victim after vicious UES assault/NYPD Crime Stoppers
Suspect turns to show middle finger to victim after vicious UES assault/NYPD Crime Stoppers

Police say reward of up to $3,500 is available for tips leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect in this case.

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If you recognize the man in the video or have any information regarding this Christmas day attack on the Upper East Side, you’re asked to call NYPD Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-8477.

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  1. In all honesty, it wouldn’t matter if they had arrested the perp the very same/next day because he would’ve been back out on the streets hours later. Also, with the craziness that is going on throughout the city, what are two elderly people doing out at that time of night anyway? You see a guy like that walking through the neighborhood at that time of night and it doesn’t raise any red flags? Not saying it was justifiable…simply saying that people should exercise more caution. Not that we should HAVE to but we’re living in crazy times, to say the least.

  2. I’m annoyed that it’s close to a month ago this happened and no one in NYC covered this, when it ACTUALLY occurred. So this person has been walking around the city and we’re only just learning about this now?

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