A deranged man who pushed a girl down a hill as she walked alongside the Central Park reservoir and then repeatedly slammed her head against a tree has been arrested, officers mentioned Saturday.
Juan Garcia, 24, was busted Friday and charged with assault for the April 6 assault.
The lady, 55, was strolling alongside the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir simply earlier than 6 a.m. when Garcia allegedly tried to speak to her after which assaulted her, “banging her head in opposition to a tree a number of occasions,” police mentioned.
He then “struck her head in opposition to a tree 4 occasions,” prosecutors alleged within the doc. The sufferer, whose id wasn’t launched, was left with seen scrapes and bruises on her face and ache to her head, chin, knees and again.
The attacker was final seen fleeing east on the 86 Street Transverse on a blue Citi Bike. An ambulance took the sufferer to an area hospital in steady situation.
Detectives who had been investigating the assault discovered surveillance video of Garcia going into the southbound No. 4/5/6 subway station at East 86th Street and Lexington Avenue and put out a needed poster.
A police officer from Brooklyn’s seventy fifth Precinct who noticed the poster acknowledged Garcia.
The identical officer had arrested him on March 25 for snatching a girl’s purse in East New York, Brooklyn, police mentioned.
Additional reporting by Georgia Worrell