A young black Muslim man, identified as Rashid Brimmage, 31, is a career criminal and convicted sex offender who was caught on video shoving a 92-year-old woman to the ground has been identified and arrested on assault charges.
NY Post On Tuesday, the NYPD tweeted video of the incident, which shows the man as he walked towards the woman, who was being assisted by a pushcart, in Manhattan on Friday afternoon.
Police have collared the goon who knocked an elderly woman to the ground in a random attack — a convicted sex offender with more than 100 prior arrests, according to police and sources.
Video footage was released of the attack Monday night, and by Tuesday morning, police had 31-year-old Rashid Brimmage in custody on a charge of assault, cops said.
Police sources said cops recognized the attacker, who has had dozens of run-ins with law enforcement — including 101 arrests.
Fox5NY reported that the woman was taken to Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital and is in stable condition after reportedly striking her head on a nearby fire hydrant as she fell. The affiliate reported that the alleged assault occurred in the Gramercy Park section of Manhattan.
“I’m frightened to tears,” the woman — a retired teacher who did not want her name used — told local affiliate WABC-TV. “I’m not going to walk there on my own, and it’s very upsetting. It’s very upsetting.”
“I thought it was a brick or something like that,” she said, regarding her head injury. “Hit me on the right scalp, on the right side of my head, and of course I fell down on the street. There were a couple of young women there. They helped me up. They said, ‘I’m going to call an ambulance.’”