Three teenagers are accused of tormenting a man in the Bronx before mugging him over $10 as they beat him up.
According to the New York City Police Department (“NYPD”), the 56-year-old victim was attacked during the wee hours of Tuesday morning earlier this week while inside the lobby of an apartment building.
The mockdown-cum-shakedown-cum-beatdown occurred in the Morrisania neighborhood of the Bronx, the New York City borough known to locals as The Boogie Down.
In surveillance footage of the incident, the three teenage attackers surround their victim as he raises his fists in preparation for a fight.
That fight never really occurs.
One of the assailants smiles at the man as another mimes martial arts moves. The smiling teen then circles back and delivers a right hook that levels the man–sending him quickly to the floor.
Then, one of the teens runs outside and quickly reappears, friend in tow, to apparently continue beating the man outside the range of the camera.
Finally, another attacker jogs back to visibly kick the man in the back of his head.
According to the New York Daily News, the victim refused medical attention and the NYPD is currently searching for the suspects involved.
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