Bronx, NY – Instead of helping a man who had been knocked unconscious in the middle of a crosswalk on June 18, several New Yorkers picked his pockets while his assailant snapped pictures of his handiwork (video below).
Police have arrested 22-year-old Luis Rivera, whom they believe was the man featured sucker-punching 37-year-old Fernando Levano in surveillance videos from nearby businesses, the Daily Mail reported.
The attack occurred at about 6:11 a.m. at the corner of Aqueduct Avenue and Buchanan Place in the University Heights section of the Bronx, police said.
In the video, Levano was crossing the street when he was approached by two men, one of whom punched him in the head.
The victim fell to the ground unconscious, and initially, Rivera and his companion walked quickly away.
Bystanders approached the victim, the video showed. But instead of rendering aid or calling for help, they rifled through his pockets and stole his cell phone.
Then, to add insult to injury, Rivera reappeared in the video, as Levano laid unconscious in the street.
Rivera approached Levano and got a good look at him, the video showed. Then he squatted down next to his unconscious victim’s head and took pictures of his handiwork.
Afterwards, video showed Rivera and his companion exchanged a high-five of celebration.
Levano was eventually transported to St. Barnabas Hospital where he remained in serious condition with a skull fracture, the Daily Mail reported.
His attacker has been arrested and charged with assault. Rivera remained in police custody.
You can watch the entire brutal series of events in the video below: