New York Police is investigating an apparently random attack that targeted a sanitation worker in the Bronx. The violent incident on January 2 in broad daylight was captured by a surveillance camera in the Highbridge section. The victim, a DSNY supervisor, was managing a cleaning crew at the bottom of a staircase along Grant Highway.
The video shows the suspect walking in one direction, then suddenly turning and assaulting the victim for no reason before fleeing the scene. The supervisor was shaken up but declined medical treatment. The random nature of the attack has residents on edge. “Generally, the people around here are pretty well behaved,” Michelle Payne said.
“They’re going to school, so hearing about something like that doesn’t make any sense…I’m hoping it’s just a one-time thing,” Police say the attacker didn’t say a word to the victim before punching him.