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Brute sought for kicking 5-year-old boy off his bike during Washington Square Park ride

The suspect sought for attacking a 5-year-old boy who rode his bike through Washington Square Park on Feb. 26, 2021.
Photo courtesy of NYPD

Pick on someone your own size!

A jerk who kicked a 5-year-old boy’s bicycle and knocked the youngster to the ground for no apparent reason at Washington Square Park last month remains on the lam, police reported.

The NYPD released on Thursday night images of the tough guy wanted for the Feb. 26 incident, which took place at about 5:08 p.m. inside the Greenwich Village greenspace.

Law enforcement sources said the kindergarten-aged boy was riding through Washington Square Park with his mom following along when the brute approached and kicked the youngster’s bike. The kick caused the youngster to fall off his ride, though he wasn’t seriously injured.

Moments later, authorities said, the brute decided to kick the boy’s bike a second time as the victim and his mom walked out of the park. The boy was not on the bike when the second kick happened, cops said.

The incident was later reported to the 6th Precinct

Police did not provide a detailed description of the suspect. He was last seen walking eastbound on Washington Square South from Thompson Street.

Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA). You can also submit tips online at nypdcrimestoppers.com, or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

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