Aggro Panhandler Hurls Brick at Pickle Guys Worker in Brutal Attack

Posted on: September 22nd, 2021 at 5:01 am by

Photo: NYPD

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.

Recent Stories

11-11 Synchronicity: LeCrue Eyebrows and Konstance Patton Art Show

Boogie Fam! Street art time! LeCrue Eyebrows and Konstance Patton’s art now adorn the walls and halls of One Art Space, as of yesterday. LeCrue Eyebrows (tune in if you want to know what his name means) was featured on our Bowery Boogie Uncapped Podcast. We haven’t had the pleasure of seeing Konstance Patton’s work […]

Tony Hawk Skates Coleman on the Lower East Side

Earlier this week, with school in session, Tony Hawk was spotted skating Coleman Skatepark beneath the Manhattan Bridge. The video is captioned by the snarky comment, “almost any skate park has a vert if you are desperate enough.” Referring to the fence-topped ramp at the entrance to the popular Monroe Street destination. Hawk is somewhat […]

La Colombe Ready to Roast at the Bowery Whole Foods

Popular coffee destination, La Colombe, is poised to open its first freestanding cafe on the Lower East Side. The upscale coffee brand recently signed a lease for the cornershop unit at the Bowery Whole Foods. In the 783 square-foot space previously occupied by the grocer’s own Allegro Coffee subsidiary. Unique about this ninth La Colombe […]

Meow Parlour Returns from Pandemic Shutter with Help from Petco Prize

Eighteen months suffering a pandemic purgatory, the Meow Parlour finally returns to the Lower East Side. The seven-year-old cat cafe reopened at 46 Hester Street two weeks ago, thus concluding a closure that began at the outset of the pandemic in March 2020. Meow is in soft relaunch mode, open on Saturdays and Sundays from […]

Fifteen-Story Condo Tower Slated for Lower Orchard Street

The southerly base of Orchard Street is about to receive some additional heft. Fifteen stories’ worth, in fact. The dormant building at 24 Orchard Street will meet the wrecking ball in due course. The property itself changed hands in November 2020 for $6.7 million, and now the listed owner, shell entity NNYY LLC, is planning […]