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NYC Parks worker punched by random stranger in Riverside Park fights back with martial arts kicks

Unbelievable moment when the intrepid New York City Parks employee, 29, uses his martial arts moves to defeat the villain in the Bronx after being hit on the head

  • The June 6 attack took place near Riverside Dr. and West 79th St.
  • The male suspect appears to be growing hostile to one of the uniformed park workers, identified as a 29-year-old man, whose name has not been released
  • After the park worker is punched in the face, he fights back with a series of martial arts moves, including a spinning hook kick and ax kick
  • Police are trying to identify the suspect who is still on the run

This is the dramatic moment when a New York City Parks employee uses martial arts to fend off a scoundrel on a scooter who punched him in the face.

The city worker launches a tirade of twisting kicks and chops as he fends off the attacker in Riverside Park in the Bronx, New York.

The astonishing resistance came after the suspect, who was riding a scooter, randomly hit him on the head around 8 p.m. on June 6.

Police have released footage of the bizarre exchange as they continued the hunt for the attacker – who has not been named by name – on Monday night.

Police released the dramatic video on Monday, asking the public for help in tracking down the attacker and identifying him

Police released the dramatic video on Monday, asking the public for help in tracking down the attacker and identifying him

The park worker fights back by performing a range of martial arts techniques, including a spinning hook kick and an indoor and outdoor ax kick

The park worker fights back by performing a range of martial arts techniques, including a spinning hook kick and an indoor and outdoor ax kick

The footage begins as the man on a scooter approached two uniformed park workers who were standing near Riverside Drive and West 79th Street.

The suspect appears to be growing hostile to one of the city workers, a 29-year-old man whose name has not been released. The daily news reported.

Both city workers raise their batons as the assailant on the scooter approaches them and randomly punches the worker in the face.

But he’s left stunned when the park worker fights back by performing a series of martial arts techniques, including a spinning hook kick and ax kick.

The footage begins as the man on a scooter approached two uniformed park workers who were standing near Riverside Drive and West 79th Street.

The footage begins as the man on a scooter approached two uniformed park workers who were standing near Riverside Drive and West 79th Street.

The suspect appears to be growing hostile to one of the city workers, a 29-year-old man whose name has not been released

The suspect appears to be growing hostile to one of the city workers, a 29-year-old man whose name has not been released

The sparring stays behind a Parks Department vehicle in Upper Westside Park.

The second park employee sprays the suspect with pepper spray before he takes off on his scooter.

While all this was taking place, a group of cyclists through the park watches the confrontation from afar.

The city employee was treated at the scene by paramedics for a cut to his face.

Police are trying to identify the suspect accused of assaulting the Parks Department employee.

Anyone with information is requested to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

The sparring continues behind a Parks Department vehicle in New York City's Upper Westside Park

The sparring continues behind a Parks Department vehicle in New York City’s Upper Westside Park

The second park worker sprays the suspect with pepper spray before fleeing the scene on his scooter

The second park worker sprays the suspect with pepper spray before fleeing the scene on his scooter

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