The lack of respect for others has become more and more prevalent over the the last decade and for the most part, it seems that it’s only worsening.
According to Fox 5, an off-duty firefighter suffered a concussion and broken teeth in a brutal assault by a teen who was part of a group harassing an elderly couple, according to police.
Video of the teens was released by the NYPD. The group was in front of 217 East 86th St. on the Upper East Side of Manhattan on Saturday, May 18 at about 9:25 a.m. when the harassment and subsequent assault occurred.
“He decided to step in a say ‘leave them alone’,” said FDNY Fire Chief Daniel Nigro.”That’s all that he did.”
After the firefighter who is 38 years-old stepped in to try to stop the harassment, he was punched, thrown to the ground and repeatedly struck all over his body.
He was then taken to Columbia Hospital for medical treatment.
“I’m concerned that there are still people around who think this type of behavior is appropriate. They were youngesters. There are other ways to be out having a good time other than harassing people and seriously injuring one of our brave firefighters,” said Nigro.
Anyone with information in regard to the identity of these individuals is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, on Twitter @NYPDTips.
Police say that all calls are strictly confidential.