By Carol Tannenhauser
A 56-year-old woman and her husband were walking north on Broadway at 69th Street on Saturday at around 11:50 p.m., when a stranger came walking toward them and, without saying a word, allegedly “struck [the woman] in the face with a closed fist,” the NYPD reported. He then fled south on Broadway.
The woman told CBS news that as she fell to the ground, two good Samaritans came to help her while her husband went after her attacker. Her husband said the alleged assailant “kept walking and I was following him and all of sudden a swarm of guys, like five or six guys, started chasing after him,” according to CBS news.
The suspect, who has been identified as Simon Jeter, 20, was “caught thanks to that group of guys,” CBS reported. “Homeless,” according to police, Jeter was arrested and charged with 3rd degree assault.