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Greenburgh Police Charge NYC Man In Assault On Elderly Motorist

Henri Erskine of New York City is being charged with several misdemeanors after being accused of assaulting an elderly man.
Henri Erskine of New York City is being charged with several misdemeanors after being accused of assaulting an elderly man. Photo Credit: Greenburgh Police Department

GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- Greenburgh Police arrested a New York City man Tuesday after he was identified as a suspect in an assault in the area of Jackson Avenue and South Sprain Road on Monday.

According to the police report, several 911 calls were received from passing motorists advising that an elderly man, who was sitting in his Jeep at the traffic light entrance/exit for Home Depot was being punched by another man, who was standing outside the victim’s car.

Greenburgh Police responded  at 11:15 a.m. and a preliminary investigation disclosed that an elderly handicapped man, age 74, was being closely followed by a red Honda Accord. The elderly man stopped at the traffic light facing Jackson Avenue and the driver of the Accord pulled his vehicle in front of the Jeep cutting him off, police said

The driver of the Honda exited his vehicle and walked over to the elderly male and began punching him numerous times in the head and face through the open driver side window. according to the report.

Police said that a bystander shouted for the man to stop hitting the elderly man and the suspect walked back to the Honda and fled the area traveling east on Jackson Avenue. The victim was treated at the scene for his injuries by Greenburgh Police EMS. He  suffered bruising and swelling to his face but declined transport to the hospital.

Greenburgh Police detectives conducted a follow-up investigation that led to the arrest of Henri Erskine, 29. Erskine voluntarily surrendered and was arrested and charged with one count of assault in the third degree, a class A misdemeanor, and one count of reckless endangerment in the second degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Erskine was arraigned Monday in Greenburgh Town Court and released on $200 bail. He was due back in court later Tuesday evening.

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