DEER PARK, N.Y. — Police have arrested three teens in connection to two unprovoked punching attacks in Long Island.
On Wednesday at 12:14, a 15-year-old from North Babylon punched an 18-year-old without provocation, knocking him to the ground at Taco Bell at 1937 Deer Park Avenue, Suffolk County Police said.
Less than an hour later, the same 15-year-old was walking on the sidewalk of Deer Park Avenue.
The teen approached a 60-year-old man from behind, punched him in the face, causing him to fall to the ground, unconscious, inches away from oncoming traffic, police said.
The teen fled in a car with Jean Jiminez, 16, and Adonis Byers, 16, both of Deer Park.
Witnesses stopped to help the victim and called 911. The victim was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center by Deer Park Rescue to treat multiple facial fractures.
Jiminez and Byers, 16, were both arrested on Thursday and charged with reckless endangerment and assault. They were arraigned in Central Islip Friday.
The 15-year-old, who is now 16, was arrested Friday and charged with reckless endangerment and assault. He was charged as a juvenile and will be arraigned on May 25.