NYC Mail Carrier Pummeled With Frozen Snowballs

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Three teenagers have been charged with criminal possession of a weapon — frozen snowballs that authorities say they hurled at a New York City mail carrier.

Police said the victim, Russell Bumpurs, was pummeled in the head and body with the snowballs while on his route in Brooklyn’s Flatlands section on Thursday.

Postal Service spokeswoman Darleen Reid-De Meo told the New York Post she’s never seen anything like it in her 26 years with the agency.

One of the suspects, a 16-year-old boy, was arraigned Thursday night. His alleged accomplices, two juveniles, were given desk appearance tickets.

The judge ordered the teens to stay away from Bumpurs.

Bumpurs was treated for bruises and swelling, and then return to his route.

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One Comment

  1. jermaine fox says:

    I guess that these people making these comments should get snowballs thrown at them. They dont know what they are talking about.

  2. lahood says:

    Russell Bumpurs … I wonder if he’s any relation to Eleanor Bumpurs … that poor older woman who was brutally murdered by the NYPD back in 1984.

  3. STEVE MADDEN says:

    Leave those innocent boys alone. They just need love and I’m just the guy to love them.

    1. CSI says:

      Love them in the butt

  4. Ethan Kavet says:

    ..the hooligans throwing the ice balls will get a slap on the wrist. The news is throwing the event out of proportion

  5. Ron says:

    Steve Madden your comment is the MOST RACIST OF ALL. Why are you assuming the person who made that racist comment is a man of European descent? It could be a Hispanic or an Asian etc etc who made that ignorant comment. I think you should re-evaluate your hypocritical assumptions and educate yourself. You obviously get an F- in the area of pointing fingers without any clear evidence. I think your racist hatred towards people of European descent has steered you in the direction of making brash irresponsible comments. Open a book!

  6. j says:

    Guess two wrongs make a right in your book….

  7. STEVE MADDEN says:



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