NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The NYPD wants your help identifying the man caught on video while pushing an 81-year-old out onto the sidewalk in an unprovoked assault.
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Police say it happened at 12:30 a.m. Christmas on 86th Street near East End Avenue in Yorkville.
Surveillance video shows the victim chatting with someone on the street while both are walking their dogs. The suspect approaches, walking between the two, and pushes the victim, who stumbles and falls down the sidewalk.
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The suspect kept walking and can be seen on video making an obscene gesture back to the victim as he walks away.
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Anyone with any information should call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit a tip via their website or via DM on Twitter, @NYPDTips. All calls are kept confidential.