News Teens charged in attack on couple in Central Park By ALISON FOX firstname.lastname@example.org @AlisonFox May 19, 2015 7:51 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email A 17-year-old boy and a 14-year-old girl were charged Tuesday with attacking a young man and his girlfriend with a Taser in Central Park earlier this month, police said. The teen, Jeffrey Valdez of Pleasantville, New York, was charged with two counts of second-degree robbery, two counts of second-degree menacing, and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon. The girl was charged as a minor with a slew of offenses, including first-degree robbery. The pair is accused of attacking a 20-year-old man and his 17-year-old girlfriend near Hecksher Playground inside the park at about 9:30 p.m. on May 9. The girl, who was part of a group of about 15 teens, apparently got into an argument with the female victim, police said. The suspects then produced a Taser, punched the girl, and grabbed her purse. They took her iPhone out and ran, police said. Valdez was awaiting arraignment Tuesday and could not be reached for comment. By ALISON FOX email@example.com @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.