Punch and Run

Written by Alan Krawitz on . Posted in Crime Watch Our Town, Our Town.

A stunned 36-year-old motorist reported to police that on Friday, April 12th, around 1 p.m., an unknown man walked up to the driver’s side window of his vehicle on Fifth Ave. and E.96th Street and asked, “Are you in a rush?” The motorist said the man then punched him in the mouth with a closed fist, causing a small laceration to his lip. The motorist told police the man who hit him then drove off in a yellow taxi, heading eastbound on E. 96th Street. The man provided police with the taxi’s license plate. Police are looking for a black man, about 45-years-old, 5’5”, 168 lbs, last seen wearing a sweatshirt.

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