“She slammed against the fire hydrant and lay on the ground until a passerby called 911 and medics rushed her to nearby Beth Israel Hospital.”
Police told many New York media outlets that Rashid Brimmage, the man accused of shoving an elderly woman into a fire hydrant in NYC, has been arrested more than 100 times.
The New York Post reported that Brimmage has been arrested 103 times since 2005. The paper outlined all of his past offenses:
- 2012: Sexual misconduct
- 2014: Two sex offenses
- May 2014: Exposing and fondling himself in Harlem
- July 2014: Grabbing a woman’s butt
- 2017: Did not notify authorities of his new address and had to register as a sex offender
- February 2020: Misdemeanor assault and harassment charge (released without bail)
- March 5, 2020: Received trespassing summons
- March 9, 2020: Criminal possession of controlled substance, assault, and attempted assault charges
Now he faces assault charges for allegedly knocking 92-year-old Bronx native Geraldine in Manhattan the other day:
“I thought a brick hit me or something hit me on the left side of my head, and I went right down and hit my head against the hydrant,” Geraldine, who asked that her last name be withheld for safety reasons, said of the attack. “Blood was coming out, not spurting blood, but blood was dripping.”
Geraldine, who has lived in Manhattan for more than 50 years, was on her way to Duane Reade when Brimmage allegedly shoved her to the ground near Third Avenue and East 16th Street in Gramercy Park at about 3:30 p.m. Friday.
She slammed against the fire hydrant and lay on the ground until a passerby called 911 and medics rushed her to nearby Beth Israel Hospital.
The attack has left Geraldine fearful to walk on the street. The super of where she lives is “trying to find somebody who will walk” with her “to a park nearby or to the supermarket.”DONATE
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