Three teens have been arrested in a random attack on a 60-year-old man on a Long Island street that left him unconscious, police say.
Surveillance video captured the three Deer Park teens approaching the man from behind on Deer Park Avenue Wednesday afternoon, then one of them punching him in the face.
The man fell to the pavement, and the teens fled, leaving the victim inches from passing traffic, Suffolk Police said.
Several witnesses called 911, and the victim, who’s from Shirley, was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center to be treated for fractures to the face, police said.
The two teens who were with the alleged puncher, 16-year-old Jean Jiminez and 16-year-old Adonis Byers, were arrested Thursday and charged with first-degree reckless endangerment and third-degree assault. They were arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip Friday.
The North Babylon teen who allegedly threw the punch – who was 15 at time of the attack but is now 16 – was arrested Friday on charges of first-degree reckless endangerment and third-degree assault. He’s being charged as a juvenile and is set to be arraigned in Family Court on May 25, police said.
The juvenile has also been charged in a similar attack on Wednesday afternoon at a Taco Bell on Deer Park Avenue. The teen allegedly approached an 18-year-old man from behind and punched him in the face, knocking him to the ground.
Attorney information for the teens wasn’t immediately clear.