Shocking moment criminal with ELEVEN prior arrests bludgeons female NYPD cop in the head with a bottle then attacks her as she inspected Bronx smoke shop
- A man was filmed striking a female NYPD officer over the head with a bottle
- The cop is stationed in Queens but was in the Bronx for smoke shop inspections
- She was taken to hospital for treatment and determined to be in stable condition
Disturbing footage captured a female NYPD officer being clobbered with a bottle by a serial crime suspect as she and a colleague inspected a smoke shop
The clip, posted to the Twitter page NYC Scoop, shows the unnamed cop standing outside a deli in the Bronx just before 2pm on Monday, when out of nowhere the man comes up behind her and starts striking her and her partner.
After first making contact he then started landing blows on her male partner and was swiftly put in a head lock by a third officer. Meanwhile the female officer ran off into the road with her head in her hand.
The injured police officer was reportedly taken to St. Barnabas Hospital, where she was treated and determined to be in stable condition.
Her suspected attacker was identified as 45-year-old Jose Garcia of Kingsbridge Heights by the New York Post, and was said to have 11 prior arrests.
A surveillance camera captured the moment a man randomly hit a female NYPD officer over the head with a bottle
The attack happened near to 231st Street and Broadway outside Delicious Deli and Alltown Car Service at around 1.40pm on April 17.
According to NYC Scoop, the woman attacked was an officer 50th Precinct in Queens. Sources told the Post she was in the Bronx conducting smoke shop inspections as a number of smoke shops have started illegally selling cannabis.
The incident was recorded on surveillance footage, which also shows two men on the street filming before the attack. It appears in other video the police were conducting some sort of operation on the deli that was drawing public attention.
In video captured by one the two men, the man said to be Garcia pulls out a glass bottle from his right pocket, which he then smashes over the officer’s head.
Video recorded from another angle reveals a New York City Sheriff walking from a parked van towards the deli
The attack happened near to 231st Street and Broadway outside Delicious Deli and Alltown Car Service
After it deflected from her head it fell to the floor and smashed, at which point he continued beating her and her partner with a fist.
A New York City sheriff, who was seen just prior walking from a parked van towards the deli then reappears in the frame and apprehends the attacker.
Garcia was arrested and charged with assault, obstruction of governmental administration, resisting arrest, menacing, criminal possession of a weapon and harassment, police told the Post.
In February, as part of a renewed push eliminate New York City’s illegal weed market, Mayor Eric Adams and Manhattan’s top prosecutor announced it would go after landlords who allow illicit shops to operate.
Since cannabis legalization in 2021, the state has issued 66 licenses. Only two shops have opened, but there are thought to be 1,400 illegal stores in the city.
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