Saul Nunez, a 19-year-old New York City teen, was arrested on Saturday, June 3, after he was seen beating an elderly man with a cane in an unprovoked attack.
According to police, Nunez, 19, from the Bronx, was charged with two counts of assault and criminal possession of a weapon. The NYPD said the attack occurred at around 6 PM on Friday, June 2.
The sidewalk was bustling with commuters when the suspect was caught on surveillance video near west 204th Street carrying a cane.
The suspect appeared to turned off camera when he apparently spotted the 90-year-old victim pushing a shopping a cart. He then proceeded to kick elderly man’s cart before beating him over the head with his cane, police said.
A good Samaritan stepped in to thwart the attack, prompting the suspect to flee westbound on Broadway. Almost everyone in the neighborhood knows Llorens as a beloved bottle collector, so it’s no surprise several bystanders rushed to help when he was hit.
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Surveillance footage shows Nunez approach Juan Llorens, 91, before kicking him and striking him on the side of his head with a cane. Llorens suffered a bloody gash on his ear that required stitches.
As for Nunez, he was arrested on Saturday and charged with felony assault and criminal possession of a weapon. Nunez is being held at Bellevue Hospital and was arraigned on Sunday.
Llorens told CBS he’s been collecting bottles and cans on that block for thirty years.