Video shows man attack street food vendor with milk crate, traffic cones in Times Square

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Saturday, May 21, 2022
Man attacks a food vendor in Times Square
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A man attacked a food vendor with a milk crate and threw traffic cones at him.

TIMES SQUARE, New York City (WABC) -- Police released a video of a man attacking a street food vendor in Times Square in hopes that someone recognizes the suspect.

Police said the suspect and the vendor got into an argument around 6:15 p.m. Saturday, May 14 at the intersection of 7th Avenue and West 40th Street.

According to police, the exchange turned physical and the suspect kicked and punched the 57-year-old victim and struck the victim in the head with a milk crate.

Video shows him throwing traffic cones at the vendor's cart.

The victim was treated at NYC Health and Hospitals/Bellevue for a cut on his head.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at, on Twitter @NYPDTips.

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