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74-Year-Old Queensbridge Man Sucker-Punched in Random Attack: NYPD

The suspect who allegedly punched a 74-year-old man in the face in an unprovoked attack in Queensbridge on Dec. 12. ( NYPD)

Dec. 31, 2020 Staff Report

A man wearing a “Red Sox” hat walked up to 74-year-old Queensbridge resident earlier this month and sucker-punched him in the face.

The victim was standing on the corner of 12th Street and 40th Avenue at around 7:15 a.m. on Dec. 12 when the suspect approached him and unexpectedly punched him.

The senior, who was walking to his apartment at the NYCHA Queensbridge Housing development, was knocked off his feet and fell to the ground. The victim sustained a broken right wrist and laceration to his lip. He was treated at NYC Health & Hospitals/Mt. Sinai.

The suspect, according to the NY Daily News, allegedly screamed “Where’s my sneakers?” prior to the punch–in what was a bizarre attack.

Police describe the suspect as being in his 30s, standing about 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing about 175 pounds. He was last seen wearing a dark hoodie sweater, brown jacket, brown pants, dark sneakers, a baseball hat and facial hair.

Anyone with information pertaining to the attack is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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Sara Ross

People are protesting and hurting people because BLM. Well, if you look at the news and even on this site, you will see who is committing all of the crimes. I’ll give you a hint. It ain’t the cops.

Jimmy C

The “progressive” frauds running Astoria are letting guys like this out on the streets in order to drive the law abiding citizens out and make room for the illegal immigrants and criminals. Then they are assured of power for generations to come. Communists aka progressives don’t mind presiding over filth and criminals. They love it. It’s all about power. See Cuba and Venezuela.

Concerned Citizen

Progressives would like to give this young man free housing and money since he is just misunderstood. He was probably looking for bread to feed his family. It’s the progressive way.


That’s what you get with a state senator called Michael. He won’t even acknowledge a rise in crime in our community. He is to busy kissing up to the left so they won’t drop him.


Where are the keyboard psychologists? Who is going to justify this crime? Who wants to defund the police?

Citizen cane

This is because this shit mayor along with the spineless guy nyc council speaker along with additional shitheads in the city council passed a no bail reform and also put homless men with mental and drug issues in 13 newly constructed hotels in long island city WHAT DID THEY EXPECT


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