Police arrested a man they believe is homeless and charged him with punching a 79-year-old woman who was standing on a bridge in Central Park on Tuesday.
The woman was standing on a bridge over Bank Rock Bay near 77th Street around 5 p.m. on Tuesday taking pictures when the man approached.
“The guy was yelling about Obamacare and people taking pictures,” the woman told the Daily News. “All of a sudden he came at me. He hit me in the right side of my face. I went down.”
She got a bump on her head, the News reported. A police spokesman said she was treated at the scene.
Gean Colin, a 52-year-old believed to be homeless was charged with assault. Bail was set at $5,000, according to the News.
“I feel so sorry for him. He’s a sick man,” the victim told the News. “He was really frustrated, really angry. A lot of people are angry in New York City.”