Cops cuff man for sucker punching 71-year-old PLG woman

Cops cuff man for  sucker punching 71-year-old PLG woman
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Police on Tuesday arrested a man they suspect of sucker punching an elderly woman in Prospect Lefferts Gardens on Sept. 19.

The 27-year-old East Flatbush resident cold cocked the 71-year-old victim on New York Avenue between Lincoln Road and Lefferts Avenue at 5:25 pm, catching the old lady in the face and knocking her to the ground, before nonchalantly strolling away, surveillance footage shows.

Paramedics rushed the woman to Kings County Hospital where she was treated for a broken jaw and a busted lip that required stitches, according to the authorities.

The woman told Pix11 News that she had surgery on Sept. 27 and would be unable to eat solid food for two weeks.

Police with the 71st Precinct caught up with the suspect and arrested him at the station house at Empire Boulevard and New York Avenue, where they slapped him with felony assault charges, according to a spokesman for the Department.

The suspect is scheduled for arraignment at Kings County Supreme Court later today, according to a spokesman for District Attorney Eric Gonzalez.

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