Sept. 17, 2019 By Allie Griffin
An off-duty New York City sanitation worker was arrested Tuesday morning after allegedly choking an E-scooter rider who he believed was taking advantage of his son, according to various reports.
Patrick Molfetto, 46, allegedly knocked a 37-year-old rider off his bike and engaged in “hand-to-hand” combat on Crescent Street near 41st Avenue in Long Island City at 8:49 a.m.
Molfetto went after the victim after his teenage son said that he had tried to take advantage of him, according to the New York Post.
Molfetto allegedly choked the victim, according to police.
The victim was transported to Mount Sinai Queens in stable condition, police said.
Molfetto was charged with criminal obstruction of breathing, assault and harassment.
Police said that the investigation into the altercation is ongoing. The New York Post said that police are also investigating Molfetto’s allegations that the victim had taken advantage of his son.