Traffic Agent Suffers Fractured Skull In Attack

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) —  Police are looking for a man accused of assaulting a NYPD traffic agent in the Bronx Tuesday morning.

TEA Agent Edgar Saeteros, 35, was issuing a double-parking summons around 9 a.m. in front of 1268 Virginia Avenue in Parkchester when he was attacked by a motorist, authorities said. The suspect then fled on foot, leaving his vehicle behind.

The driver had double parked to avoid street cleaning, but was blocking traffic in the process — which prompted the ticket, 1010 WINS’ Al Jones reported.

Bobby Smith ran outside to find out what all the horn honking and commotion was about.

“I saw the traffic agent on the floor…he was out cold,” Smith said.

Saeteros suffered a fractured skull and was taken to Jacobi Medical Center, where he was listed in stable condition.

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly visited Saeteros and his family in the hospital and called the incident a “terrible attack,” adding that the NYPD was “focused on capturing [Saeteros’] assailant.”

The suspect is described by police as a Hispanic man weighing around 165 pounds.

Anyone with information in regards to the incident is asked to call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).

The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

  • jim

    I am not a violent person. But I do delivery’s in the city and sometimes have no choice but to double park or park by a hydrant. Have you ever heard the mouth on some of those pigs? Most often time they are rude and arrogant. And when its time for lunch, what do they do? double park and go to Dunkin Donuts.

    Remember a few years ago. A traffic agent was writing a ticket to a man who was having a heart attack. he begged for the agent to radio 911 and they did nothing but continue writing their ticket. As a result he died. Good for the pig. I only wish more people would do it. If more people did it, maybe they would think twice before running their mouth. If they have to give you a ticket, why antagonize you? GOOD FOR THE PIG!!

    That neighborhood is particularly intense on parking tickets.. MORE INTENSE THAN EVEN MIDTOWN! Its so bad in that section of the Bronx, a lot of the stores have signs that read ” watch out for meter maids. 115.00 ticket… Thank you mayor for ruining our business”
    I remember old New York. I am tired of these pigs digging into our pockets. Writing tickets, then illegally parking themselves to go into Walgreens. They give you tickets for talking on the cell phone , then jump into their car and drive off talking to their wife on the phone.

  • Mike

    To the person who wrote, sadly I didn’t do it, you are a sick person!!!!!!
    This man is a human being. God Bless You, you need it.

  • Luana LaValley

    This man is just trying to make a living and now he has a fractured skull!!!!
    What’s going on in this world!!! And others are sad they didn’t do it….. SAD

  • Ticket the NYPD instead

    Sadly, this was not my doing. LOL. Although I would love to be in line for the next NYPD Traffic beating & administer a few hard blows with my AutoTaser club (à la the movie “Airplane”).

    • KPMc

      Yeah… I’m sure you’re a fine upstanding citizen that doesn’t deserve a beating of your own. Moron!

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  • Shaon

    Traffic agents are not reasonable time to time. They think they got all the power in the world. It’s sad though what happen to the agent.

  • Johnny

    Perhaps the city should focus their efforts on other important issues other than street cleaning rules that do nothing except hammer motorists with a hidden tax and in this case, incite violence. The street is clean 90% of the time and it’s all a ploy to give union sanitation something to do while sending out the traffic nazis to issue tickets. Win-Win situation.

    • KPMc

      Just park your car in a legal spot or pay your freakin’ tickets and stop with lame excuses and veiled condoning of a brutal felony.

      Everyone thinks they’re special and the rules don’t apply to them.

      • Tom

        go back to Kansas where theres plenty of parking… Yuppie

  • Malcolm Tent

    Maybe it wasn’t his vehicle at all, he just wanted to wonk someone with a shovel.

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