The surveillance footage of an assault on Maple Street, that left a young man with a split lip, has been released by Crown Heights Shomrim. The footage, which shows the young man being targeted without reason, draws focus on the rising of unprovoked assaults in Brooklyn.
As previously reported on crownheights.info,the incident occurred around 8:00pm Wednesday night, as a young man was near the intersection of Maple St and Kingston Ave.
He were approached by a group of 4 black teenagers, and without saying a word, one of the group punched him in the mouth, splitting his lip.
The teenagers continued on Maple St towards Albany Ave, while the man called Shomrim and 911.
Shomrim volunteers, who were on patrol in the area, immediately responded, and identified the group turning onto Albany Ave from Maple St. They followed the group on Albany Ave until they turned onto Fenimore St.
The police were directed by Shomrim to the group, and after the victim identified his attacker, they placed him under arrest.
When asked for a reason for the assault, the teenager admitted to punching the victim, but claimed he did it because he thought the victim was taking a video of him.
Shomrim received video footage of the incident from a nearby surveillance camera, and has now released it to the public.