Woman Assaulted While Bike Riding in Central Park with Daughter (UPDATE: ARREST MADE)

  Last modified on October 7th, 2023

UPDATE (OCTOBER 7): Police have announced the arrest of 59-year-old Angelo Del Guercio for the assault described below. The resident of West 92nd Street is being charged with assault and criminal possession of a weapon.


At about 2:20 p.m. on Thursday, a 66-year-old woman and her 29-year-old daughter were riding bikes in Central Park near 96th Street and West Drive.The older woman came close to colliding with a man who was walking on the path, at which point he started yelling at her and “struck her on the head with what appeared to be a collapsible baton,” according to NYPD officials.

Screenshots from cell phone video taken at the scene.

The woman fell off her bike and onto the ground, at which point her daughter attempted to confront the man and recorded a video of him.


He kept walking and escaped in an unknown direction. Police are hoping someone will be able to identify and locate him.

The victim sustained a laceration to her head and was removed by EMS to Mount Sinai Hospital in stable condition.

Police describe the male suspect as approximately 50 years old with a medium complexion, medium build and black hair. He was last seen wearing sunglasses, a blue t-shirt, tan cargo shorts and gray sneakers. He was also carrying a blue hooded sweatshirt.

Anyone with relevant information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by sending a direct message to @NYPDTips on Twitter.


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