Video captures NYC parks worker leap into Taekwondo action

Video captures NYC parks worker leap into Taekwondo action

Video reveals a metropolis parks employee with a black belt in Taekwondo pulling out his finest martial-arts strikes to struggle again towards a ruffian in Riverside Park.

The NYPD put out the cell-phone video of the confrontation and photographs in hopes of discovering the puncher. DCPI

The attacker had swiped a park photo voltaic panel round 8 p.m. June 6 within the park at Riverside Drive and West 79th Road in Manhattan — and punched one other parks employee who tried to cease him, in response to cops.

That’s when the 29-year-old employee with the martial-arts coaching jumped into motion, tossing traditional kicks on the assailant.

The attacker had swiped a park photo voltaic panel round 8 p.m. June 6 in Riverside Park.DCPI

The suspect, who was wearing black, ultimately escaped on his scooter — however not earlier than being pressured to go away the photo voltaic panel behind. 

The punched sufferer suffered a reduce to his face and was handled on the scene by Emergency Medical Providers.

The NYPD launched the cell-phone video of the confrontation and photographs in hopes of discovering the puncher. 

Video reveals a metropolis parks employee with a black belt in Taekwondo whipping out his finest martial-arts strikes to struggle again towards a ruffian in Riverside Park. DCPI

Anybody with data on the incident is requested to name the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The general public may submit their ideas by logging onto the Crime Stoppers web site at https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.  

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