Shocking video captures the second an assailant delivered a brutal knockout punch that left a Bronx restaurant patron with a fractured cranium and a mind bleed.
The 52-year-old sufferer – proven carrying a backpack – was leaving the Fuego Tipico Restaurant on East 188th Street close to the Grand Concourse in Fordham Manor round 10:45 p.m. Friday when he stopped close to a gaggle of individuals chatting exterior, cops mentioned.
He was adopted out by a balding man sporting a black T-shirt.
Footage launched early Wednesday reveals the person placing on what look like work gloves earlier than slugging the sufferer from behind, inflicting him to fall onto the sidewalk and hit his head.
Police say the 2 males didn’t know one another and there didn’t look like any interplay previous to the assault.
But after the assault, the suspect seems to say one thing to the group gathered on the sidewalk, the video reveals.
He then went again into the restaurant earlier than fleeing the scene, cops mentioned.
Responding officers discovered the sufferer unconscious and unresponsive on the bottom with trauma to his head.
EMS rushed him to Jacobi Medical Center, the place he was handled for a cranium fracture, damaged cheekbone and bleeding within the mind, authorities mentioned.
He is listed in essential however steady situation, police mentioned.