News Horse-mounted NYPD officer arrests midtown robber, police say Officer Andrew Youssef was sitting on his horse, Brooklyn, when he apprehended a robbery suspect on Monday, June 20, in Midtown, police said. Photo Credit: NYPD By Alison Fox email@example.com @AlisonFox Updated June 22, 2016 3:56 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email It’s the wild, wild west. West 47th Street. A 23-year-old man got more than he bargained for — and sat in custody until Wednesday — when a horse-mounted cop cuffed him for allegedly robbing a woman inside the Rockefeller Center subway station on Monday, police said. Officer Andrew Youssef was sitting on his horse, Brooklyn, and helping people with directions at about 8 p.m. when someone said there was a fight inside the station by the turnstiles. A 23-year-old woman then came up, saying she had just been punched and robbed. “I’m going to violate you,” the suspect allegedly said to her before breaking the strap of her bag and grabbing it. “I’m going to take that bag right off your back.” She told police she screamed for help. And when she gave Youssef a description of her attacker, he realized he had seen the man run around the corner, cops said. Brooklyn galloped off after him, and Youssef, who has more than 10 years with the department, caught up with 23-year-old Michael Reddish. Youssef apprehended Reddish and returned him to a transit officer where he was arrested and charged, police said. He was awaiting arraignment on Wednesday. The woman was taken to Mount Sinai Roosevelt hospital where she was treated for swelling, police said. By Alison Fox firstname.lastname@example.org @AlisonFox Alison covers law enforcement and breaking news. She previously worked at The Wall Street Journal, and has a master’s degree from Northwestern University and bachelor’s from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.