A profession criminal with greater than 100 arrests to his title was busted for cruelly shoving a 92-year-old lady right into a Manhattan fireplace hydrant — leaving his sufferer too scared to stroll alone in her personal neighborhood.
The injured elder, a Bronx native named Geraldine, spoke to The Submit on Tuesday after cops arrested convicted sex offender Rashid Brimmage, 31, and charged him with attacking her.
“I assumed a brick hit me or one thing hit me on the left facet of my head, and I went proper down and hit my head towards the hydrant,” Geraldine, who requested that her final title be withheld for security causes, mentioned of the assault. “Blood was popping out, not spurting blood, however blood was dripping.”
Geraldine, who has lived in Manhattan for greater than 50 years, was on her method to Duane Reade when Brimmage allegedly shoved her to the bottom close to Third Avenue and East 16th Avenue in Gramercy Park at about 3:30 p.m. on Friday.
She slammed towards the fireplace hydrant and lay on the bottom till a passerby referred to as 911 and medics rushed her to close by Beth Israel Hospital.
The previous instructor, who by no means married however is courting an 89-year-old lawyer, mentioned her bodily wounds had been comparatively minor and have since healed — however the psychological toll has been rather more extreme.
“Principally I’m shaken. My head nonetheless hurts the place it was bleeding, the place I hit the hydrant — or the place he hit me, I don’t know,” she mentioned.
“Primarily it’s psychological — simply the worry of going out on the road,” she added.
“This damned man put me in a state the place I’m fearful to stroll the streets alone. So my tremendous’s looking for someone who will stroll me to a park close by or to the grocery store, that form of factor. In order that’s the issue.”
Brimmage was busted by cops Tuesday and charged with assault after investigators acknowledged him from video footage of the assault, authorities mentioned.
The frequent offender has now been arrested 103 occasions since 2005 for petty crimes and intercourse offenses, sources mentioned.
The creep was convicted of sexual misconduct in 2012, then arrested for 2 intercourse offenses in 2014, police sources mentioned.
In Might of that 12 months, he was busted for exposing and fondling himself on an East Harlem road, the sources mentioned.
Simply months later, in July, he was arrested for grabbing a lady’s behind at a Third Avenue deli.
In 2017, he didn’t notify authorities that he modified his handle and needed to register as a intercourse offender, state information present.
On the time of Friday’s assault, Brimmage had three open prison circumstances within the metropolis, in keeping with courtroom information.
He was arrested Feb. 17 for a misdemeanor assault and harassment cost for an incident that occurred in The Bronx per week earlier, in keeping with information. He was launched with out bail within the case.
He was busted within the borough once more March 5 and slapped with trespassing summons, in keeping with courtroom information.
And most just lately, he was arrested March 9 in Manhattan and hit with prison possession of a managed substance, assault and tried assault fees.
He was given a desk look ticket for the bust and ordered to return to courtroom on the finish of July.