Man Arrested For Assaulting 70-Year-Old Parking Enforcer

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police have arrested a Long Island man for assaulting a 70-year-old parking enforcer on Saturday.

Police said 43-year-old Fabian Lenis got angry after getting a parking ticket from the enforcer in Great Neck Plaza on Saturday at 1:55 p.m. Lenis pushed the man, causing him to fall backwards and strike his head on the curb.

Officials took the victim to a local hospital where he was treated and released for injuries to his head, left hand, left knee and lower band.

Police charged Lenis with assault and criminal mischief both in the second degree. Lenis is being arraigned on Sunday in Hempstead.

During the assault the victim’s electronic ticket writer was also damaged.


One Comment

  1. Johnny Handsome says:

    What the hell is wrong with these animals? Pushing around little old men? Big tuff Long Island honker beating up little old men? Have you smacked your grandma today Fabian?

  2. Dave says:

    …this is what happens when you think with your….Lenis.

  3. NRA Supporter says:

    Parking enforcer should carry guns.

  4. jerseyjoey says:

    YUP its a liberal cluster called NYC. 70 year olds need to move aside and let a young person have the job who needs it, oh thats right, the normal working joe might need health ins and real wages—oh my oh how terrible that would be, NYC if you want to save money then stop wasting it on handouts and entitlements to illegals and other bloodsucking chigs you cater too.

    1. NYER says:

      …pls stay in jersey.

  5. Tommy T says:

    Surprised the parking attendant did not have better personal combat training. Just another example of how soft our law enforcement is becoming.

    I blame the liberals!

  6. EricG says:

    70 yrs is too old to enforce park rules. He should have retired a long time ago. Phisical confllicts come with this job.

  7. Bell Toller says:

    Its possible the ticket issuer mouthed off to Mr. Lenis or even made racial slurs towards him.

    1. Fred Jones says:

      It’s also possible that Lenis let his anger get the better of him, and just hauled off and decked an old fella.

    2. Dave says:

      …still have that ringing in your ears, I see….

  8. BART says:

    i know its terrible to get a ticket, nobody today can afford one with the price of gas and everything else today but dont hurt old people hopefully we are all going to become old people some day.

  9. Auburn Dale says:

    Here’s a new and strange concept – JUST PARK LEGALLY.

    1. Fred Jones says:

      Thank you, this is right. To save yourself a couple of bucks in a parking meter, you KNOW that you risk a $30 or $40 fine — that’s just stupid.

  10. Frank Rizzo says:

    I think Mr. Fabian Lenis is the real victim here. Mr. Lenis clearly did not deserve to be harrassed by this rogue ticket jockey.

    1. Henry Leuwenberg says:


      My sentiments exactly. If I can’t park my Escalade in the fire lane, the terrorists have won.

  11. kendra says:

    this man ought to be ashamed of himself cause he was doing his job

  12. Truth says:

    No one deserves to be hurt while doing his job. If you’re blaming a ticket agent for giving you a parking ticket, you have no one to blame except yourself. The ticket agent is not rigging the machine himself. Mechanical failures are part of this world. That is why we have court. If you did’t have these ticket agents then people would just park wherever and whenever and you would never get a space. Now he is going to have to spend thousands of dollars on a lawyer and a lawsuit instead ofpaying a simple fine. Is it worth it?

  13. abner says:

    bruce, sorry , even though your comment was asinine, my comment should go to Reinhard.

  14. abner says:

    Bruce, tell us about your job where no matter how rough it gets you can take it.

  15. Bruce Goldensteinberg says:

    who knows if he actually deserved the parking ticket. those parking officers are like con artists. not to mention the rigged meters where u pay for an hour and get 55 minutes. i have no sympathy for the meter maid regardless of his age.

  16. Paul Kohloff says:

    your a jerk, ahole

  17. reinhard says:

    THe abuse goes with the job—-can’t take it–leave !

  18. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx says:

    Senior citizen do not deserve anymore respect just because they are old.Plus this is a enforcement job and you take risks when you enforce stupid laws like parking tickets so the city can get more money

    1. Ricki says:

      …hopefully you will never become part of this “problem”.

  19. josh says:

    what an animal. the moral fiber of humanity has decayed so much we are regressing rather than progressing.

  20. Jose A.Ortiz says:

    Why don’t they show his face instead.To see what kind of moron goes around assaulting senios.

  21. Miss J says:

    Ridiculous. Absolutely no respect. The man was just doing his job not to mention he’s a senior citizen. what kind of person assaults a senior citizen. pathetic

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