NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A vicious attack was caught on camera in the Bronx.
Police are looking for the suspect who randomly punched a man on a busy sidewalk.READ MORE: 18-Year-Old Saadiq Teague Arrested After Being Spotted With AK-47 At Times Square Subway Station
CBS2’s Nick Caloway spoke to the victim.
The attacker is seen on surveillance video walking down East Burnside Avenue near Jerome Avenue in Mount Hope at 11:45 a.m. Monday. He approaches a 62-year-old man and punches him in the face.
The victim, Jorge Martinez, was knocked to the ground, unconscious.
Speaking through a translator, he told Caloway “I really don’t remember anything.”
“My head and the side of my jaw hurt. My head felt like it was going to explode,” he added.READ MORE: COVID Vaccine In New York: Walk-In Appointments Offered To All New Yorkers Over 50 At City-Run Sites
Martinez told Caloway he doesn’t recognize the man who viciously attacked him, and he doesn’t know why.
The suspect in that assault got on an eastbound bus and left.
Police are hoping someone recognizes the man, and turns him in.
“I still feel a lot of pain in my head. It feels almost as if there’s a hole in my head,” Martinez said.
Martinez works two jobs and doesn’t have insurance. His wife Maria knows the hospital bill will come one day, but she doesn’t know how they will pay it.
Anyone with information about him is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit a tip via their website or on Twitter, @NYPDTips. All calls are kept confidential.MORE NEWS: Discarded Tombstone Spotted On Empty Lot Raising Questions In Paramus
CBS2’s Nick Caloway contributed to this report.