Aggro Panhandler Hurls Brick at Pickle Guys Worker in Brutal Attack
An aggro panhandler outside Pickle Guys on Grand Street attacked an employee after he was asked to move away from the store entrance, cops said.
The suspect had been aggressively begging at around 8:20am last Wednesday when the 63-year-old worker told him to disperse. That didn’t sit well; the pugilist picked up a nearby chair from the outdoor dining area and threatened the victim with it before slapping him in the face, surveillance footage released by the NYPD shows.
A struggle ensued, ultimately concluding with the suspect throwing the victim to the concrete.
The worker is then seen holding and waving a stick — seemingly in self-defense — as the assailant approached him. He then hurled a brick at the Pickle Guy, nailing him in the face, before fleeing on foot.
According to the New York Post, the victim was taken to NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital for a cut on his nose and bruising on his wrist, cops said.