Horrific moment man PUNCHES 11-year-old girl in Manhattan park outside a school and hits her friend, 15, as he tried to help her
- A male New York dog walker was captured assaulting an 11-year-old girl at a park in Stuyvesant Square on Wednesday afternoon
- The suspect, along with two other dog walkers, had confronted the girl and her classmates who were throwing dirt and poppers on the ground
- The girl was attacked by the man after she approached him
- He punched her, sprayed her in the face with water and grabbed her by the hair
- A 15-year-old boy was also hit after he tried to help her
- Both the young boy and girl were treated for their injuries and are in stable condition
- Police are currently investigating the incident and working on identifying the suspect
A New York dog walker was captured on camera assaulting an 11-year-old girl as well as hitting her 15-year-old friend in a Manhattan park on Wednesday afternoon.
The man, who has not been named, and two other dog walkers were seen yelling at the children and their school chaperone at Stuyvesant Square between the intersection of East 16th Street and Perlman Place.
The school children had been throwing dirt and poppers on the ground at the park before the three dog walkers began to intervene.
The male suspect had then began violently attacking the 11-year-old girl and hit her 15-year-old male friend who tried to intervene.
The NYPD is currently investigating the incident and searching for the alleged assailant.
A New York dog walker was captured assaulting an 11-year-old at a Stuyvesant Square park on Wednesday afternoon
The 11-year-old girl had approached the man after he yelled and swore at her and her classmates for throwing dirt and poppers on the ground
The man is currently being investigated for hitting the 11-year-old girl and her 15-year-old male friend who attempted to intervene
The two children were attacked by the male assailant at a park in Stuyvesant Square between the intersection of East 16th Street and Perlman Place
The cellphone video had captured the beginning of the incident where the three dog walkers were screaming at the children who continued to throw dirt at them.
It was not long before the male dog walker, sporting a beard and sunglasses, then approached a gate.
‘All your kids are throwing f**king dirt and f**king poppers!’ the man yelled at the chaperone.
‘We’ve already had to call 911 on them. Grip her the f**k up before I put my hands on her.’
The male suspect was with two other dog walkers who also were seen yelling at the children
The children continued to throw dirt at them while their chaperone tried to get them under control
The chaperone then attempted to get the children out of the dispute and back to the school building before the situation escalated further.
‘What school do they go to? They’re psychos,’ the other male dog walker had asked.
The male suspect then added that the chaperone was an ’embarrassment’ for his lack of control over the rowdy students.
The 11-year-old girl then marched towards the suspect before he viciously began attacking her in front of her classmates.
‘You fat little bi**h you’re not going to amount to anything in life,’ he had yelled at her before the attack.
He then began punching her in the face, spraying her with water and even grabbing her by the hair in anger.
The girl’s 15-year-old male friend was also hit when he attempted to stop the fight.
Other onlookers and dog walkers were in complete shock as they witnessed the horrifying incident.
‘I didn’t know what was going on, so me and another guy got in the middle of it and broke it up,’ dog walker Peter Ghiorse told ABC. ‘I think he heard the sirens, and he booked it.’
Police are continuing to search for the male assailant who has still not been identified
‘I hope they find this man,’ a witness named Rachel said. ‘This man grabbed her by the neck, her chest, and punched her in the head. Eleven-year-old black young girl. This is not normal. He’s dangerous.’
The female witness also said she hopes the male suspect is prosecuted and charged for his actions and even confronted him after the incident.
The young girl was taken to Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital for her injuries but was found to be in stable condition.
Her other friend who was attacked was treated for minor injuries at the scene.
Police are continuing to search for the suspect who they have described as a light skinned male, between 25 to 35 years of age, with facial hair and shoulder length blonde hair.
He was last seen wearing a grey long sleeve t-shirt, black pants and sneakers as well as sunglasses.