Two charged with attacking, choking drunk man who barged into NYC deli: sources
Two employees at Pickles & Pies Food Market & Deli in Rockaway Park, Queens have been arrested after allegedly attacking and choking a drunk man who entered the store in the early morning hours of Sunday. NYPD received a call reporting an assault in progress at 5:10 a.m. When they arrived, they found a 31-year-old man who had been accosted by two employees following an argument. The victim was taken to St. John’s Episcopal Hospital and was initially listed in stable condition until he then experienced a “medical episode,” according to police. The two suspects were charged, with one receiving charges of strangulation, two counts of assault and one count of harassment, while the other was charged with two counts of assault and one count of harassment. A friend of the victim, who witnessed the altercation, suggested that the victim was intoxicated and aggressive when he entered the store.
Two employees from a deli in Rockaway Park, Queens, have been charged with allegedly assaulting and choking a man who entered the store intoxicated.
What injuries did the victim sustain?
Although initially listed in stable condition, the victim later experienced a “medical episode,” according to police. The man is now in a critical-but-stable condition.
Who witnessed the altercation?
A friend of the victim who was present during the incident alleged that the man was intoxicated and ran into the deli cursing at people.
What charges have been made against the two employees at the deli?
One is charged with strangulation, two counts of assault, and one count of harassment. The other employee has been charged with two counts of assault and one count of harassment.
Have the suspects been identified?
The police have not named the suspects but stated that one is 23-years-old, while the other is 24.
Is there any footage available?
The owner of the deli claimed technical issues were preventing him from viewing the footage at the time of the incident. However, a specialist from the NYPD was due to visit to assist with the issue.
What is the neighborhood like?
A local resident, Kathleen Morris, praised the deli and its employees, stating that it was the “best market on the strip,” but called for more police presence in the area, particularly at night.
Sources say two individuals accused of assaulting and strangling an intoxicated man who entered a deli in New York City have been charged.
Two workers from Pickles & Pies Food Market & Deli in Rockaway Park, Queens, have been arrested for allegedly choking and assaulting a drunk man who had barged into the deli and began cursing early Sunday morning. The NYPD spokesperson reported that cops received a call regarding an assault-in-progress at the deli around 5:10 a.m. on Sunday morning. On arrival, cops found a 31-year-old man who had been attacked by two employees of the deli after an argument. Critically injured, the victim was rushed to St. John’s Episcopal Hospital but suffered a “medical episode” and is now in a critical-but-stable condition. The workers have each been charged with counts of assault and harassment by NYPD. The deli owner, who declined to give his name, said he was having trouble with technical issues and was waiting for an NYPD specialist to help gain access to the security footage of the incident. A friend of the victim who witnessed the altercation told The Post the victim came to the deli drunk and started the altercation, cursing at everyone. The deli owner said, “these are hard-working people who are open 24 hours, 7 days a week. The employees are so nice and so over-the-top helpful and courteous. I’m horrified that they had to deal with this.” The victim’s friend reported he was in bad shape and stated that it was not necessary and unnecessary.