On Staten Island Wednesday a man walked up to a NYPD traffic agent after reportedly getting a ticket and sucker punched him right in the throat. The agent reportedly fell to the ground unconscious:
Fortunately that man has now been arrested.
Divon D. Cochrane, 27, was charged late Thursday night with assault and harassment for attacking the on-duty traffic agent in Port Richmond on Wednesday around 3 p.m., police said.
Disturbing footage from the scene shows Cochrane on his cell phone just moments before he approaches the uniformed agent from behind near Herberton St. and Post Ave.
Cochrane is shown following the 50-year-old victim as he crosses the street. The crazed man then hangs up the phone, creeps up behind his target and punches him in the neck.
The traffic agent fell to the ground and lost consciousness, officials said. He was rushed to Staten Island University Hospital North where he was treated for a head injury and bruising to the neck.
It’s one thing to mug someone. But to walk up to someone for the sole purpose of inflicting bodily harm via a sucker punch to the face or neck, well that is just infuriating to me. I hope they give this punk hell behind bars.