Man riding ATV on sidewalk bites NYPD cop, flees

The police officer was taken to the hospital in stable condition


By PoliceOne Staff

NEW YORK — Police are searching for a man riding an ATV down a sidewalk who bit a police officer and fled.

The officer was on traffic enforcement duty Saturday when he attempted to stop a man riding a yellow ATV down the sidewalk, CBS New York reported. The man bit the officer on the right forearm and fled. The officer was taken to the hospital in stable condition.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic man in his 20s. He is approximately 5 feet 11 inches tall and was last seen wearing a white tank top and dark pants. Anyone with information should call or text the NYPD Crime Stoppers Hotline or submit a tip on the Crime Stoppers website. 

Police said ATV are not allowed on city streets and officers are attempting to crack down on illegal ATVs.

 

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